One of my sisters hoards beads, the other fabric. One of my friends, a spinner, covets every fiber producing animal she sees; lets just say she has as many as she can handle. My Father is currently trying to whittle down his collection of art supplies which fills a 1200 square foot studio top to bottom side to side and in the middle. ( I haven't decided yet if I am saved or cursed that he lives so far away that I can't easily take his crap off his hands and make it my own crap.)
|Studio 5 - William Ferrar Renzulli|
Here is a current list of things that, once seen, must become a part of my pile (and this is just the 'work' related stuff.):
Wool and fibers - any and all - I will find a way to use it
Wool Sweaters and Tweeds - sorry Goodwill shoppers, but I have taken it all
Birds' nests - little miracles of construction
Feathers - also little miracles and useful in my animal sculptures
Random pieces of nature - interesting stones, sticks, stumps, gourds, roots, fungi, lichen, moss
Wooden Crates and Baskets - pretty AND useful! I mean, you need something to hold all the stuff!
Miniatures and Props - if I come across something that one of my sculptures, present or future, can hold, sit on, consume, play, cook with, wear, look at, sit next to, be surrounded by, and/or climb, it comes to live on my shelf with the other props waiting to become a part of some genius creative vision
We have not even tackled the subject of whether or not you are an organized (anal retentive or OCD) hoarder or, more like me, a content-to-throw-it-in-the-most-convenient-place hoarder. Let's save that discussion for next time.
Remember, you can't implement it, if you don't have it! ; )
(BTW - the only reason my hoard looks as beautifully organized as it is, is because I now have Kyla, a.k.a. Everything in Its Place, helping at Sarafina.)