Saturday, January 10, 2009

Stuff

I have been looking at the blogs that I like to visit, and discovered that many are blogs where people make things. Some knit and sew but I was never good at that. Others draw, paint, or carve. Of course there are a few who just amuse me by their funny comments or occasional rants.


So in a world that appears to be obsessed with "de cluttering" why do we still want stuff? Does it take some people years to find out what things they really like and in the meantime acquire all sorts of tat?

I am attracted to wood, glass, and paintings. I guess mankind has been adorning himself with paint, and beads for a very long time sticking feathers in hair, carving wood. Maybe we just need to fashion things out of things.


Here is some natural jewellery from the local forest its free to see, although this was back in August.


Pendant


Forest Jewels


Are you a magpie, or are your walls bare?

The French word for magpie is pie.
The French word for bare is dénudé.

8 comments:

Dave Jones said...

I was a magpie for all sorts of trash, i like to throw out now. my wife is definately a magpie, but generaly for nice things that make you feel good when handled or looked at. The things I like to have around me are those things created by an individual, just because they can and want to rather than for a purpose or profit.

Dave

TOM FOOLERY said...

Nice photos. Nature does indeed throw up some sheer beauty at times.

BTW You can get rid of your old tat over at my blog if you like ;-)

TFX

French Fancy said...

I know what you mean about creative bloggers - some of them are simply brilliant. I used to make quite fancy knitted jackets that I sold to some people but I don't bother anymore. As for collecting things, my parents left me quite a few bits and pices that are in a couple of cabinets and I'm not going to ever buy anything large again - unless of course it's a Meissen (my hero) vase (I wish).

French Fancy said...

p.s. you'd never know the leaf pendant was August.

Diane said...

I was a magpie... now I'm a thrower-outer :).

Your photos are really, really lovely! The one in your header and some of the rather ethereal looking ones are exceptional. Are they all yours?

Desert said...

Glass,Raku pieces, Rosenthal, George Jensen silver,gritstone pottery,BOOKS............mostly wrapped and stored in various lofts.............never mind,lah.

:)

Blu said...

All the pictures are mine, and due to demand I am now doing more with my pictures.

bindu said...

Hi Blu - Happy new year! I like the pendant. I am not a magpie, and prefer to not collect too much clutter. But it does collect, and I periodically have to stop, assess, and throw/give away stuff. Looking forward to reading the posts I've missed ...