Tuesday, August 9, 2011
today: woman v. storage unit
so you see, the storage unit has cheating powers. it gets to my weaknesses.
of course it has the ultimate power of all over me. it has my stuff. i find when i get there with the music, shelter, etc. i begin to look at my gigantic piles of artstuff no longer as my enemy to conquer. but my long lost friend.
i couldn't even bring myself to throw out old lists of stamps i bought in 1999. it's bad. in fact i longed to do a bit of embossing right then and there.
ok, so there are my dried out paints - they can go, but not my dried out inks - maybe they can be respirated with a bit of warm water.
ha! i thought it would be easy to throw out old photocopied images - especially the ones that i have duplicates of.........it was easy throwing out my husbands old papers. not the same. i found a few images of a 1920's ballerina that i had photocopied from a library book in 2002. i tried to tell myself that i could always go back to the library and photocopy it again if i so desired (i already only painted her about a million times).... in the trash box it goes......then again....what if the library no longer carries that book. it was an old book. i still kinda like ballerinas.........ugh, back out into my stash it goes.
this is how my storage unit confuses and tires me. and easily gets one up on me. i am aware of the tactic, but i can't overcome it.
i thought of bringing a friend who is not interested in the least in arts or crafts to help me remove stuff quickly and painlessly.......but i have tried that. before long, i find myself in the storage units camp defending it and throwing out the friend.
so today wish me luck. as i leave the house i feel determined and confident. woman can win!!!!