Saturday, October 5, 2013

Simple Pleasures

Better late than never! I didn't get around to doing my simple pleasures on Friday because I was so darn busy doing a bunch of other stuff. I've been on the go all day today, so I'm finally getting a chance to finish this post. I'm leaving on vacation tomorrow morning before the sun comes up and I'm hoping I'll actually be able to get some sleep tonight. I've been known to have a boatload of anxiety before making any kind of trip, so I'm hoping tonight will be different. Wishful thinking, but maybe this time I'll sleep soundly. Anyway, here are my simple pleasures.

Art Project Inspiration
When buying art, I say, buy what you like. Sure, art can be a great investment, but unless you're flush with cash and can afford to spend a cool $60 million on an Andy Warhol piece, sometimes buying what you can afford, is best. I like buying artwork that has character, or history. That's why I purchased   this piece from another estate sale. I loved them. Now, I didn't buy the above piece because I didn't feel it was worth $120. It was basically something I could do myself with some thrift store broaches or unwanted costume jewelry and I may just decide to tackle a similar project in the future. For now, it'll go in the "to do" file.

I find it incredibly difficult to pass up a jar of buttons. I know it's ridiculous, but it's a weakness. When I found this jar of green buttons at a local Discovery Shop, I knew I couldn't walk away from it. They were just dying to become part of an art project, or become eyes for a stuffed animal, or new buttons for a sweater jacket. I still don't know what I'm going to do with all of them, but I figured the glass container alone was worth the $3 I spent on it. Besides, you'll be supporting the fight against cancer and everyone can feel good about that.

A Heart
I've been known to find heart shaped objects in all kinds of places. As a child I would find heart shaped rocks and give them to my mom or I'll occasionally see a heart shaped cloud floating overhead. This time, I found a heart in my blush, which was unintentionally created by me and ultimately put a smile on my face. It really is the little things.


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