Daily Distractions and Time Outs

Trying to organize the studio and decided that if I just glue everything to something else, it will take up less room.

This is what happened in April.

Glass on Glass – “Any Which Way”

glass on glass
Lost a Few More of My Marbles
glass on glass
Any Which Way © mara lee

 

Recycled Art – Vintage China & Glass

Should post more of my vintage china on the Etsy Shop but then I’d have to find a box for it and that’s not always easy. Especially when you sell weird shaped stuff, like a porcelain elephant planter, that plants died in because of no drainage, and a gorgeous blue vintage china dinner plate that I bought for a buck. Trunk up for Good Luck!

recycled glass art

Somehow these 3 vintage plates ended up together, along with a crystal candlestick and 2 glass bud vases. Think the snack pics added a nice touch. Sort of a Mackenzie Childs vibe … may have to keep this one.

centerpieces

Finally finished a glass on glass window, that I glued a ceramic tile to 6 years ago, and she ended up as the “Goddess of the Boobies”

recycled art
“Totally Out of Place”

 

and …. these 4 little pieces just screamed to be stuck together. For eternity. Unless you drop it.

recycled-art
Have a Heart

Happy Friday!

Peace!

 

Save The Date!

225 Water Street will be OPENING on SATURDAY, MARCH 22ND from 10-5

Hope You Stop By!
Hope You Stop By!

Miss Tilly will be joining us to Read Palms and you can make a reservation by email here … Palm Reading Reservations

Palm Reading

Typewriters and Dial Phones

Plugged into the wall in 1984.

First Apple MAC

Realized that once I plugged in … I can’t plug out.

Well, I could plug out … except for this …

Call Your Mother

Daring myself to step away and see what I’m missing.

We’ll see how it goes.

The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change. – Richard Bach

Happy-Holidays

Second Saturday in April

Save The Date!
Save The Date!

That Was Then. This is Now.

Sorting through images … I didn’t say organizing … found the vintage rotary phone that I hand-painted 30 years ago.

Well ...
Well …

Haven’t painted another one since.

That was then. This is now.

Another example of inspiration slapping you in the face and then skipping away.

Things

HappyRenovation has forced me to practice the art of letting go.

Purging possessions is so odd … sometimes you can just release and relinquish … no problem …

… then there are those times when you just can’t imagine your life without that thing.

Silly … really.

Consigned to a couple of antique stores … donated a ton of clothes, shoes and bric-a-brac to a local Thrift Store,  got Rob to get rid of his pathetic desk chair that someone actually wanted … and what would the day be without a trip to the Goodwill donation drop-off.  Ahhhhhhhhhh! Feel thinner already!

Something very attractive about minimalism.

Have a great weekend!

Spring Cleaning

Antiques
Hope they find good homes.

My current mantra … “If I start acting like spring is on its way … it will arrive sooner.”

So I’ve decided to start to compartmentalize.

Love that word … compartmentalize!

I’ll admit to not pronouncing the word the way it’s intended to sound, but I do love the idea of it.

I’ve been working really hard to put all of my stuff into neat little organized groupings and find myself wondering why it still looks so messy around here.

Less is so much more appealing to me right now. Guess that happens with age.

On my quest to simplify my surroundings, I’ve decided to start selling some of the vintage things that I’ve cherished for a good part of my life.

Over the last few months, I’ve been trudging my way around the world of ecommerce. Selling my artwork, mosaic tile supplies and a collection of vintage goods online. It’s been an enlightening experience and I’m thankful that I am finally getting comfortable with the process.

My only hope is to get over the feeling I get when someone buys something and I find myself having second thoughts about letting it go:)

You can find us @ 225 Water Street Creative Arts225 Water Street Antiques

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