Valerie B., of www.thesumofallcrafts.blogspot.com, says "Being a total magpie at heart I love everything that glitters. I am automatically drawn to all that is shiny so it's no surprise that I love glitter. Technically there is more then just glitter in this drawer but it all is in the same family so it all lives together for now. There is also mica flakes, cracked ice, and real glass chips as well as very small confetti."
Does anybody have any Stickles? Margaret makes greeting cards and loves to use a little Stickles here and there.
I've started collecting some of the glass glitters. I love the look of glass glitter in and out of the jars! If you have glass glitters what do you store yours in? Something fancy or functional?
So, What's in your drawers? We're all anxious to see what you have!
The top drawer belongs to Cindy Shepard of the Rowdy Grandma blog and also has an Etsy store Cyndali .Here is what she has to say about this drawer. "The first one is my bone drawer, seems I am not so weird after all everyone has a bone drawer these days....cool!! The other items in the drawer are some old, gooey fishing worms (they feel really slimy), and of course one of may favorite art mediums.....snake skins from my Boa, Diana. There are also a few loose teeth in the bottom of the drawer."
Once again, before you know it, you have a collection of something. Who knows where these items will end up....
The bottom 2 are mine. I got the teeth from grandparents and estate sales. Can you believe, estate sales? Most of the bottom ones were found on a railroad track. By the way, railroad tracks are a great source for bones.
Mixed media and altered art artists do collect and use some of the oddest things. Don't you agree?
Valerie B. of http://www.thesumofallcrafts.blogspot.com/ Since I am known for doing punchart I thought it only appropriate to include one of my many punch drawers. (I own over 1700 punches and still counting.) This is the drawer I use most next to the one with all the circles. (It is all my funky hearts and stars.) The drawer is extra deep so it is hard to keep organized like the other drawers that house my punches. I am constantly shoving the ones on top aside to get to the ones underneath.
Wow over 1700 punches! Valerie is a very talented artist so make sure you go by her blog and see her work!
These of course were staged. They are from one of my own drawers. Some in the "too special to use" category. A lot of these are made from real bones!
The first pic is fibers, shells, beads, bells, metal thingies. They are probably made in Mexico. The others are made from bones and some wood and leather. The longest piece is about 5".
I actually picked these up from an estate sale. The woman did some amazing textile work and traveled all over the world. If I would have had an extra $1,000. to blow that day, I would have been in heaven.
Carolyn, aka "vintagepix" of vintagepix42.blogspot.com, sent over this picture. "Because I live in Wisconsin my bottle cap collecting has outpaced my bottle cap usage at this point. I don't drink beer, but last year my husband did a documentary on Wisconsin craft breweries (http://www.99bottlesdocumentary.com/) and almost any party we go to, I'll end up with a bottle cap or two stashed in my pockets. (I've got separate storage for unused/uncrimped bottle caps.)"
Come on you guys! You don't have to do a lot of preparation to take your pictures! HaHa! That is funny isn't it? But really. I know I would spend 45 minutes getting one little cigar box ready for a picture. In the meantime we are all waiting! Take a couple of pics for now and then when you have 45 minutes, then do the staging and photo op.
Thanks to all of you who are submitting pictures! Be on the lookout for yours! We might even learn some cool storage tips! We'll also see that some of us are crazy hoarders. Not me...
Lisa Vollrath of Ten Two Studioshas been kind enough to share some photos of her drawers with us! Now she isn't one of the little people by far, but I'm not complaining!
I'll have to share my favorite drawer first! Dead things, skulls and bones! Here is what Lisa has to say about this drawer...
"I call this my Dead Things Drawer. Inside, you'll find plastic skull beads in all different sizes, a couple of small plastic skeletons, bones that have been cleaned and dried, some snake skins, and assorted plastic bugs and snakes. Any time I'm working on a piece that's dark and creepy, this drawer is open."
I have a box of dead butterflies. My grandma had a huge collection of framed butterflies. I salvaged all of the ones that were falling apart and ones that had been collected from outdoors. I also have a nice little stack of butterflies in cellophane packages. COOL. I'm going to make some resin pendants with some and put some others in a collage.
Believe it or not these are stud earrings. I have a cigar box that has about an inch deep of stud earrings. I never planned on having all of these. When you buy junk jewelry lots there are always lots of studs, so of course I had them seperated and before I knew it, I had a huge collection. One of the ideas that I had for these it to use to decorate something by using them as push pins. Maybe garland or something.
Everyone is publishing books about our studios, well, maybe not ours. Theirs. The elite artists. I want to see what is in the studios of the little people. You and me. Me and you. What I find missing in most of these articles is content. I want to know "What's in your drawers?" Looking at the studios is just a teaser. Show me what you have in your drawers.
Everyone is publishing books about our studios, well, maybe not ours. Theirs. The elite artists. I want to see what is in the studios of the little people. You and me. Me and you.
What I find missing in most of these articles is content. I want to know what kind of stuff everyone is collecting. So that is why I decided on "What's in your drawer's?" Looking at the studios is just a teaser.
So take my polls, please leave some comments send me some pics... I'll post pics of some of my collections and hope you will send some of yours also.