Why do we collect things?
I was looking around my workspace today and I seemed to be surrounded by small collections. It got me thinking about the connections we have with THINGS and why we collect them.
Well, it should come as no surprise that I have a collection of feathers. This is about three years in the making, of found feathers and gifted feathers, which is pretty amazing. :) I love each one!
|So many beautiful patterns|
|Some North American Blue Jay feathers|
I read "The Beauty of Life: William Morris and The Art of Design" a few years ago. It was the first time I had encountered his well-known quote which was given in his lecture "The Beauty of Life" delivered in 1880;
"Have nothing in your houses which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful"
I wish I could live by those words, unfortunately, I have a lot of editing and downsizing to do before I get there! (This includes some ugly, but useful second hand furniture amongst other things.)
Handmade Lampwork Beads
|These lampwork beads have taken up residence on my desk. They're in a little glass bowl and I look at them every day. I pick them up in my hand and admire them often. They were each handmade by the artisan Christel Wille and I treasure them.|
|I have this one hanging on my pin board. How cute is that?!|
|I think many of these are made from mother-of-pearl.|
|Is there anyone who can walk by a perfect shell on a beach and NOT pick it up?!|
I hope you enjoyed a look at a few of the things that I enjoy. What do you collect?