1.12.2009

my shiny treasures...

As it ends up, I was able to do a little antique market shopping yesterday.  You know how raccoons can't resist shiny objects?  That's me with old boxes.  I had a lot to choose from, but these are the boxes I adopted.  I always go for the worn, unfinished ones.  I like transforming them with paint, image transfer, paper, collaging, etc., while still saving some of the old details. Last summer I did the same to some vintage typewriter ribbon tins, and all of them sold.  So, hopefully everyone will like these too!




1 comment:

hamlet said...

There was a time in my life that I kept a box filled with journals that I hoped to make into a biographical work when I was fourteen, until one of my aunts mistook it for items in need to be relocated to the trash. I never again read those childhood stories I had collected through the years. So I created another box within me and stored all those memories there. Like you, I go for the worn, unfinished boxes where I put every experience I live. So in essence you could say I'm a living box with many boxes inside, little ones, curved ones, ripped ones, elegant ones, etc. - Boxes, there's much to learn from them. But next time you find the perfect old box, don't forget to ask: where have you been and what have you kept inside?