I am not a hoarder in the keep-every-newspaper-you've-ever-read-and-dig-a-channel-to-get-from-room-to-room kind of sense.. but I tend to collect, a bit like a magpie..
I'm attracted to gorgeous things.. and I've been acquiring and gathering stuff I adore since I was about 15. My Mum used to be endlessly fascinated after I came back from a carefree morning of Garage Sale-ing.. :o)
SO MY CHALLENGE TO MYSELF
is to document in photos my collections, one every week. I recon it will be a year or so before I run out of material!!
What I hope to get back, apart from the enjoyment of sorting and compiling and photographing.. will be that I want to see if having done that I might then be able to let some stuff go.. justify the piles of stuff a bit.. and maybe find better ways to manage and store the stuff.
I'm not totally worried about my collecting habits, and I'm not going to stop collecting.. but SORTING would be good!!!!!!!
SIFTER CITY Collection #1
|Not a great photo of me.. but this is my sifter collection on display at the annual Collectors' Expo here in Hamilton a few years ago. I won a very gorgeous kitsch rosette for the 1st prize in the Kiwiana section... :o)|