One of my favourite magazines in the whole world (and I do have a few!) is Cloth Paper Scissors – it is a really great inspiring eclectic crafty ideas mag and I paw over my back issues like gold dust when I am looking for inspiration.
This recent video interview with mixed media artist Sue Pelletier is a sales pitch for their DVD “Preparing to Paint” which looks fab, but it is a good use of 4 minutes because we get to see her fabulous artwork in the background, but she shares some gems that just made my heart sing…
1:45 “I have this vision of seing things that can be used in a different way…”
2:11 “I also wander hardware stores aimlessly thinking what can you use in the art…”
2:20 “Things are everywhere to create art, so it’s all about playing and exploring and putting it together and seeing what works together and what doesn’t.”
3:25 on her studio that looks like something from the show hoarders…”…because I can’t get rid of something, because it’s like three weeks I’ll literally be thinking I can’t believe I got rid of that it’s exactly what I need.”
I often used to laugh at the stereotype husband escaping to Bunnings/hardware store…I’ve always loved wandering the aisles, as Sue says, a bit like a kid in a candy store, I have hand tools and gadgets and shiny objects that will ‘one day’ become part of a creation…of course I need to make 1 day today….but I’m working on that.
I am lucky to have some underneath storage at my house. Don’t even go there! Hoarding central…and just as Sue says when we have a visit to the tip or I gift stuff to the local kinder…yep….3 months later I wish I still had it!! Ahhh me…Sue you are a wise owl!