Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Clearing the Clutter



Lately it seems as though every aspect of my life is filled with clutter. The house, the studio, the closets, my desk and even more distressing....... my head.
I don't know if it's the back to back trips that Tom and I had or the onset of Spring that's doing it but it all needs to go.

The physical cutter is easy-I have been going through EVERYTHING and listing things on Etsy, ebay and Craigslist like a mad woman.

Here are a few of the fabulous ebay offerings.







I also listed some of my most favorite messenger bags from Robert le Hero's, 10 Swedish Designers and Danica Studio.

The brain clutter is a little more difficult to organize. Too many ideas and flying around up there along with some pretty big projects. I am getting bogged down just thinking about all of it. If there is one thing I have learned in my life it's this...... All I can do is take a deep breath, make a list, start at the top and tackle each item as it comes up and start crossing things off one at a time. So that's what I am going to do, right after I have 14 more cups of coffee.

Hope your week is less discombobulated than mine.
xopaula

Friday, April 1, 2011

Flea Market Finds


Last week Tom and I drove down to Little Gasparilla Island in Florida to meet our friends Ernie, Brian and Abby for a much needed vacation. The list of reasons why we love going here is a long one, but without a doubt, the flea markets are near the top of the list. We always drive and take the back roads so we don't miss a thing.


Tom in his "hillbilly" get up. The prices are higher if you look like a fancy city person.


This pretty much says it all.



We are pretty sure that someone was living in this "booth".


Interior of the "house booth"


Some goodies that I plan on using in shadow boxes.


I have been using rhinestones and vintage jewelry in some of my new images.


I love this bracelet. It was in a bag of jewelry that I got for $1.00


Tom hit the mother load with this score. That hillbilly outfit paid off.



These shell and stone candle sticks came from a Humane Society garage sale in Florida.
The photos don't do them justice.



Tried but couldn't resist these safety pin and bead baskets


Oh and I bought a bag of scarves and fabric for $1.00. When I had a chance to look through the bag I discovered a Vera Poppy scarf in with the mix-hooray for me!