Monday, October 11, 2010
Due to the need to get some work done for the upcoming Summer Street indie-market-fair-shopping-extravaganza (November 18-20, Albany Town Hall) there was limited travel and excitement for me over the past few weeks.
Obie and I spent the weekends making, making, sorting, making. Which gave me some time to ponder the really BIG questions, like why do the people in aisle seats on planes rush on before the ones in the window seats? If everyone has checked their baggage on the plane and done the whole seat allocation thing, where do those last two people go? "This is desperately late airlines paging the following passengers: your flight is fully boarded and awaiting immediate departure blah blah blah..." Is there some mysterious black hole just outside the boarding lounge? Have they forgotten why they were at the airport? How hard is it to just wait to get on the plane?
But I digress...
As spring has well and truly sprung people are clearing out and getting ready for Bring Out Your Dead - the annual verge collection which here in Albany brings joy to a girl's heart.
And, it must be admitted, junk to her home. One persons trash, etc etc.
Today's garage sales had doubled in number and it looks as though everyone is preparing for the great chuckout.
Some early birds are already bringing out their treasures , and some urban archaeologists are browsing.
As the police chief said in Jaws "I think we need a bigger [car]."
But on a more serious bent, the great trash exchange is a fabulous illustration of recycling at work. If it still has some use, use it!
I almost put something out today, luckily my 'lots in zero out' policy was preserved by a friend who happily took my stuff, plus two dear old suitcases, back to her house for some craftivity.
Amongst today's gems, a lovely old metal table base, and a brand new tent for $5.
Now somewhere I have a table top to fit that table, just gotta find it.....
I have finally managed to get around to scanning some more drawings, I will make some cards (if I get the time!) The whole working-for-a-living thing really cramps one's productivity.
They are really just bits of silliness but they make me smile....
This character specialises in extreme housework. She is fearless. Sometimes she turns up in outlandish places, and sometimes things don't go quite as well as could be expected. Sometimes, the suit isn't as flattering as it could be.
I may include some of her adventures in future posts.
Next - finishing some models. Perhaps for next post.