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Friday, May 02, 2008

Things Are Looking Up!

New pieces completed:

"Things Are Looking Up"

Part1 The Egg
Part 2

Cracking Up


Part 3

Birdie

**I'm offering these separately but if purchased together, I will apply a 20% discount to the entire purchase**

I hope everyone's week was good. I had yesterday and today off, originally I took it off because I was hoping I might be able to go to
Art & Soul
but after debating about it, I think next year will be the year that I try to do something of that magnitude. I do know lots of people going between the NCMMG that I belong to, as well as my Sweet Goodness Swap Sister, Jane--so I can't wait to hear all of there stories and experiences!

Nope...instead, I'm preparing for a yard sale. Art & Soul, or Yard Sale. HMMM??? What was I thinking???? Seriously, it's more about the money than the choice about going, it does look like fun though.


Who knew preparing for a yard sale could be dangerous??? I found that out yesterday when I was taking about DS's bunk bed, well taking off his mattress. I pulled the mattress down and hit the ceiling light which promptly crashed down within inches of my head in big ole glass shards!! A piece did stab me in the shoulder but it was small thank goodness. I could just envision myself bleeding to death with this huge piece of glass attached to the top of my head. What a way to go. Like some crazy horror movie..lol. Then later on that evening when I was putting everything back together and vacuuming up my mess, I stepped on some glass, fell backward, knocked over a bookcase, fell back onto the vacuum, and clocked my head against the wall. My war wounds are plenty from this seemingly safe and easy (well not easy) task of cleaning out the boys room for a yard sale!

Thank goodness today is a new day and there are no major tasks for me to do for the yard sale. It's amazing how much better I feel already with about a truck and half load of stuff taken out of here. Makes me think about what I've been doing and how I've been doing it. I was going to yard sales and thrifting every single week without fail. And the house was getting fuller and fuller and fuller--until finally it was busting at the seams! I had an obsession to replace everything I had lost and THEN SOME. All for a dime on the dollar...lol. Things were getting out of control. This is a good thing now, and believe me, I could do more. There still is a lot I could scale back on and not really miss. I think this year I need to seriously consider what I need and how much I need before I go anywhere. Even before I go to Walgreens, Michael's..etc. Two of my most favorite shops on earth..lol :) I believe without so much, I'd be more open to new things and new ideas. Clutter and things really do cloud our minds and create disharmony in our worlds.
Things to think about.

Have a artfully great weekend!

11 comments :

Breanna said...

I hope your yard sale goes well! I too am rethinking what I bring into the house. I am having a massive decluttering session, and am wondering what I will do with this years yard sale season. Glad your injuries weren't too serious!

StegArt said...

This series of 3 is very cute.

The Bag Lady's Art said...

Ok, if I wasn't so busy ROFLMAO, I would sign a copy for you-LOL! I am still pinching myself, because I seem my name and my work, but it so doesn't seem real. I absolutely love these paintings. I love how you finished the sides off too! I makes me thing happy, hopeful thoughts.
hugs,
Pam

Shayla said...

I love these pieces- especially "Cracking Up."

Natasha said...

Great paintings!! Glad you survived your endeavors....I too have hit that blasted ceiling light with a bunk mattress....who thought up putting a ceiling light on the ceiling?

Lucy said...

Natasha, oh my goodness, I'm glad I'm not the only one who has done something like that!! It probably was one of them men that thought of creating those thingys!!

Thank you Shayla!! You picked a fav of mine as well!!

Pam, pinch away, you deserve it. I am sooooo very happy for you :) Thank you for checking out my paintings. They make me feel hopeful and inspired, too :)

Thank you Teri for stopping by and checking out my latest works!

Breanna--I'm definitely cutting back this year on my 'saling'. I might still go but I will only really hunt for craft supplies or art supplies. I really don't need anything else. well....lol..no, I don't need anything. We need to learn the difference between wants and needs and stick to our decluttering efforts!!

Christy said...

Love the new paintings Lucy!

Glad to hear your injuries aren't too serious. I'm in the midst of clearing out "stuff" too. I really don't need most of the stuff I bring home from the thrift. And with gas at almost $4 a gallon, I can't justify going all the way across town to buy things that I don't need.

I know I'll feel better when my house is less cluttered. Good luck with your yard sale. :)

Kathy~Vintage Snaps & Scraps said...

Hi Lucy~
Kathy from Vintage Snaps and Scraps here, I wanted to let you know you won my give away! Please send me your address so I can get your tin out to you!
Thanks for playing...
My best~
Kathy

Dinah said...

I just love your 3-piece artwork. Each one is just great! I'm glad you survived trying to get ready for the yard sale, and I do hope you survived the sale itself. Yard sales are so very tiring.

Heather Robinson said...

I swear that I would have a an art gallery in my home strictly devoted to your artwork if I could....but alas...there just aren't enough shackles to go around!! So glad you saw your wonderful piece (albeit a peek) in my photos. Oh, how I love that piece!!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Love, love, love your egg & birdy series!!

Oh, you are so smart to have a yard sale--they are such a lot of work, but it is so good to get the house cleared out and make a few bucks in the process.

I had to laugh, I've done the ceiling light thing too! lol AND so has my son--so you are definitely not alone in that little bit of handiness!

Good luck with your sale!
Smiles, Karen