I'm accepting Karla's challenge today & breaking into my good stuff!
I have a lot of 'good stuff' to choose from.
Years worth of hunting/gathering have left me with an art room filled to the gills with inspiration!
Like this bird nest.
Yes it's really a nest built around an old book.
I adore combining nature - sticks & such with old & shiny!
I get chills every time I open this drawer.
All of it vintage, most very old.
Pay-off for years worth of dedicated pickin'.
An old torn up bag, some pins & a nest create a little wall art.
Once I got into using my 'sacred stash' I couldn't stop!
Pressed flowers are so beautiful to me.
When we go on vacation I always bring a little nature back with me.
When we went to California a couple of summers ago I brought back some ferns & blooms.
I cherish them & the memories they hold.
I finally took those precious botanicals out of their box & created a way to display them.
I know y'all are sick to death of reading the name Bolton on my blog.
I can't help it!
These pictures have been on the top of my inspiration file for years & years.
Some Queen Anne's Lace, muslin, glass & medical tape....
Using medical tape to frame them was also gleaned from the Bolton's circa 1990's.
I'm heading to Karla's now to see who else is breaking into their secret stash!
When I'm done there I'm heading over to this weeks lesson.
This weeks guest artist is the amazing Lenna Young Andrews.
You can see a peak at her project on her blog
Then I gotta get to work because my class is next week!
I went to Canton last week & can't wait to show you what I found!