2/06/07 I am reading more Thomas Merton. I love his description about nature. His observations on the outside world were wonderful
"Drink it all in. Everything, the redwood forests, the sea, the sky, the waves, the birds, the sea-lions. It is in all this that you will find your answers. Here is where everything connects". – Merton
I have been focusing on clearing, getting rid of the things that I do not need. I started my day with yoga to help clear my head and get me energized for the tasks I wanted to complete this day. I returned home and worked on an idea I have about decoupage.
I found one of the first collages I ever made for my daughter Allison who is now nineteen.
remember how much fun this was collecting drawings I had created and illustrations from her favorite books.
After finding this piece I thought it might be fun to share the decoupaged wall in my basement/playroom. This wall ended up being slightly more time consuming than I had initial thought. But I accumulated my children’s art , photographs, illustrations from books, sheet music and any interesting piece of paper that I was attracted to. Armed with a gallon jug of Elmer’s glue a tub of water and a paint brush I went to work.
Some people have a wall or door in their house where they mark their children’s heights through the years. I wanted an entire wall dedicated to my children’s growth.
I then decided to take my four bags of books to the Wonder Books warehouse to sell. I knew the books were not worth much it was more about clearing unwanted items. Honestly it was also about making room for more books. But I was in for a surprise the warehouse is gigantic. I have never seen so many books in one place. It was truly awesome I wanted to slowly walk up and down the rows but the warehouse is not opened to the public. After I regained my composure, I asked if I could take a photo for my blog. Amazingly I was escorted upstairs to get a better view.
The stacks of books were endless. The cardboard boxes were filled with books that
had not been inventoried. I did not get much money for my books but it was worth it to spend a moment and get these photos of book heaven .