Monday, January 14, 2013

simplify, simplify



It's 55 degrees in January. Aji and I have spring fever.



Time to stop being such a dilettante. I am cleaning house, getting rid of a lot of stuff including collage materials. If you know anyone who could use some, have them email me: jen (at) countryweekend [dot] net.


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  1. Hello Jen:
    Do you think that you could hypnotise us? We could repeat after you...simplify, simplify and see whether it worked. We fear not!!!!

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    1. It's a process, one that never ends...

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  2. You're so brave! I've considered doing the same thing-getting rid of all the various art supplies-but I think I'll want to pursue it again one day. Do you think you're really done with it?

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    1. There's definitely some impulsiveness at play here.
      Not giving up my paints and brushes (yet).

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  3. Hello Jen,
    I think we all go through these phases!
    I often throw out old papers and silly little things i keep sometimes.
    Simplify is the word.
    val

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    1. I have gotten beyond comfortably cluttered, which means some things must go.

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  4. I also like to simplify everything I can. And if I was nearer, I would buy that collage :-)

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    1. I've spent my life trying to simplify. Maybe one day I'll get there...

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  5. Ridiculously warm, wasn't it? Our hickens had Spring fever too! Good idea decluttering now; just think of all that light & air flowing in when Spring really does arrive!

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    1. Oh, they'll be sad when it gets cold again! This day was such a tease.

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  6. Love the picture of the kitten by the window -- you and they must be having so much fun!

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    1. The ironing board is now a cat perch. I am enjoying them so much. And it's nice having mother and kitten---my pets have not always gotten along, so this is a treat.

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  7. Love the concept. I seem to either go one of two ways: Go whole hog crazy and then wonder two months later where is such an such...or...I start to study everything which means it stays. Aji is such a cutie, keep her!

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    1. I've reached a tipping point...or maybe I went over the falls!

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  8. Aji has the perfect vantage point. Good luck with purging.

    Have a great week

    Helen xx

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  9. Put your collage materials in large plastic freezer bags and mark them "collage materials" and then give them to a local charity shop for their crafts section - if they have a crafts section. Nice photo of the kitten. I wanted to reach through the screen and stroke her.

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  10. ha, i won't be getting that particular urge until, well, spring! ;D

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  11. What a sweet picture. Kittens have the best life-even if they aren't allowed outside on a cold rainy day just after the house was cleaned....crazy humans.

    xo jane

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  12. Doesn't it feel good afterwards? I emptied my kitchen cupboards at the weekend (I'm too embarrassed to own up to some of the things I found there) and I felt so cleansed without the cupboard clutter! M x

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  13. I love simplifying but I also love making collages. The sun is out and you have inspired me. I feel like sorting something!

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  14. To hear that you wont make your beautiful collages any more makes me sad, though I suppose you have alternative and it's fine.

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