|I've had this Halloween boot for over 20 years now and I still love it!|
A few weeks ago I was inspired by Katjas post as she fought purging some of her outdated art supplies. It's funny how we change our styles as we evolve. Several months ago we did a big blitz on my art supplies. They tended to surround me in boxes, instead of being neatly put away. Many I never touched. Although I got rid of loads of stuff....
I feel the urge to do this once again!!
|We live in a Colourful house! Beardo before thanksgiving dinner!!|
I started using up little bottles of paint I had squirreled away in a plastic drawer originally stored under the stairs, but is now in my bedroom closet!! Years old, many are clumped up and thick....but I thought I would incorporate them into some of my latest work and I am very pleased with how it has turned out!! It's a bit of a newer style for me but I love the little isolated patterns of swirled paint married on the canvas!!
|A very old hanging I gessoed over and painted!!|
For months now almost everything in site has been getting a repaint of some sort! Many furniture pieces have been painted white! I was ready to release some of the whimsy in my home!! I have outgrown some of the colour combinations. Painting it out white or a plain colour has been a nice relief. I have always said a change is as good as a rest!!
|Those little hearts up the stairs are our homes code of conduct!|
Of course there will always been loads of colour in my home, proof are the gypsy pink living room walls, the teal throughout the upstairs!! Still there are punches of colour everywhere because I just can't live without it!! Neither can my family who loves colour...except Cupcake for some reason prefers blank walls in her bedroom. Which is so strange to me!!
|This Llama is Cupcakes spirit animal that they stopped the car for, so she could have a chat with him!!|
Growing up she started with red, white and blue in her room with an ikea rainbow comforters
I made. Then she had a pink room with a teddy bear boarder ceiling height. Her third room was electric blue with purple and blue furniture. For the last ten years as a couple they've had a black room, which they love!! Now black just happens to be the trend.
I have always been years ahead on trend colours!! The teal upstairs is the first time I have kept a colour longer than ten years!! I am rambling... my orginal thought was once you
release all the old things in your life it makes room for new things that are needed!
If you carry around old stuff that isn't being used or valued it just takes up energy and takes away from letting newer better things into your life!! Time and time again we have given so much away and not a week or two later new good things come into our lives so unexpectedly in the strangest ways!! Whether a friend drops by and gives us a bread maker, or we win a contest, or a discontinued perfume magically becomes available at a discount store!! Time and time again new and wonderful things come into our life once we release our old things into the universe!! On rare occasion we sell things, but monthly we give a few bags to charity! The same goes for giving gifts, making food for others, giving away baking... Mother always said what you give away comes back ten fold....how right she was!!
|Flashback Friday to when the kids were still teens!|
Our intention has always been to give from the heart, we never expect the things we receive it just happens!! Each and every time we are so grateful!
Do you get rid of things regularly? Have you noticed better things come into your life when you do? Are you a natural giver?