Thursday, August 2, 2018

The BIG Purge...

I've been trying to minimize my yard work, much too hard to do.  It's been very hot and dry here, so it's a job that I have not been able to complete, just bits and pieces. So on those very hot days I'm trying to purge.  I started in one little corner, with one small drawer, it happen to have a whole lot of postage stamps collected over the years, and no I'm not a collector, but I do know how difficult it is for an artist to have a stamp printed of their work.  My friend  Shelley Prior submits a painting each year, and you cannot believe how detailed her work is and yet she has not succeeded.  So that's the reason for all the stamps.  Anyway, I've spent the day unsticking stamps.  I don't imagine they are valuable $, but I'll use them in some multi media piece.  They are drying on my dish in the kitchen.  Do you wonder how stamps became used, I do.  I also love some designs more than others.  not half way there yet but the purge will go on.  Not getting anywhere fast.



3 comments:

Vicki said...

It's a shame that your friends work hasn't been successful yet. I wish her luck.

Annie said...

argh, but some of them may be valuable perhaps?
nice to have something to potter at while it is warm out!

Jenny said...

I'm with you, dear Irene: I am fascinated by stamps. I'm not a collector either but I am loath to throw away many envelopes, and so like you, once in a while I make a stab at organizing them. I hope you're having a pleasant end-of-summer. xoxo

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