Possessions! The very word is potent isn’t it? Wikipedia says that ownership means having property, objects, or gains. I have possessions. To possess means to gather and keep. “I am simply possessed by the idea of possessing possessions at times. Let’s face it, collecting is a word that too easily rolls off my tongue! I wouldn’t say I possess my dog and cat. But I do have a pretty good sized collection of vintage ashtrays.
Each week my friend and I go on a hunt for things we don’t even know we want. That is what is so much fun about thrift store shopping!
But I am trying very hard this new year to stop the accumulation of “things” which have taken over my studio. My new rule is: When something new comes in, something old must go out! Two years ago I gave up my huge collection of cookie jars that I had collected over 20 years. I only kept a few of my favorites. Last year I gave up most of my older fabrics that I knew I would never use. What was I thinking when I bought them? My taste has changed and so has the direction of my art quilts. For 2013 I plan on de-cluttering anything that is unnecessary! I think giving up 80% of my mosaic possessions was a feat for me to already starts off the new year. I am proud of myself!!
What do YOU feel possessed by?