Friday, March 10, 2017
A deeper equanimity comes when we learn how to be with our life as it is, not as we would like it to be.
Self preservation guided me to turn away from all that and focus on my life, the life I've been given to lead, the life where I can have some impact on things.
And all is well here in my tiny corner of the universe. I have a lot of blessings, and no real complaints. It's all working.
In addition to this week's collages, I've been working on a series of gift tags with bird collages on one side and bird stamp collages on the other. To give away to my peeps.
I really love making things and giving them away. I typically keep one or two pieces from any group of things I make ~ tags, ATCs, postcards, etc. ~ and distribute the rest over time to penpals and snailmates.
I've had better-than-usual luck this year finding good stuff at estate sales, book sales and the like ~ see photos below. Perhaps it's because I have a specific focus now in what I'm looking for, or possibly it's just luck.
Most of the stuff below is from a recent estate sale. The second image is a haul from my fave used bookstore in Eureka. There was an earlier estate sale as well, but I must have deleted the photo of my goodies from that one.
I have more ephemera and images from vintage books now than I'll ever use. Some of this stuff also goes to snailmates, who always send me some of their finds in exchange.
What a lovely world it is, exchanging precious things with kindred souls around the world.
And the Fortuna Library's annual book sale is tomorrow. I'll likely not stop collecting materials now, even though I have enough. The thrill of the hunt for good stuff is great fun, and I have no intention of depriving myself of enjoyment.