12.08.2011

Purging & finding old treasures

I've become a very purge friendly person in the last while. Not sure why but feeling the need to declutter. Don't get me wrong I love having a comfy place to come home to with my updated furniture, kookie pillow covers and wall of frames but sometimes it's good to clear stuff out.

First purge event was donating a few things to an art auction for Langara College and then I got rid of some chairs, etc. Gotta purge stuff so I can collect new items to re-love!

The next purge event is to go through the few boxes I have stored at my place - hopefully this weekend. Last weekend was the big purge. The biggest yet since I went into my parents' attic and went through boxes of my 'stuff' from the past 20 years... High school, art school, etc. Talk about overwhelming! And truly scary... The attic is dark and messy.

First step was going up and dragging boxes down. I went into the abyss...

And this is how my Dad has 'organized' the stuff in the attic. See why it's scary to venture up there?

I'm glad I went up... I brought down 6 boxes to go through. I kept a few things then had a pile for the Salvation Army and then a pile for the garbage. I found my high school art stuff - negatives, prints... I was uber into photography back then! And other arty, creative stuff.

I found tons from my art school days. A bunch of sketchbook/journals...

Some of my writing that I self published...

More dark and dreary canvasses to update...

And yes I found my stamps from my trip to Russia so long ago. These are the ones I want to frame...

And maybe some of these...

Found some communist ones... Good ole Lenin. Not sure he's frame worthy though...

Such a great experience to go through your history... Past trips, creative ideas, etc. Feeling inspired actually!

This weekend I'll continue on and hope to squeeze in some time for my cabinet. Tonight is the grand opening celebration for my friend Sarah's store, much & little. And then Sunday I'm meeting with a few friends and making art... We're all bringing over canvasses, paints, etc and getting messy. Such a fun thing to do with friends on a Sunday afternoon!

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