I've been thinking of doing this for a while - taking close-ups of things around my room just to see how they would look as a group. I have a very vague memory of a TV documentary I watched in the 90's where couples were interviewed in their houses. The visual style was very simple, no music, no clever angles, just sitting on a sofa talking about themselves. But what really made it interesting was that the during the interview simple close up shots of objects around the room were shown. While they were trying to show themselves in their best light, the objects in the room were revealing a very different story! Cameraman as assassin - silent but deadly! Years later I often catch myself looking at one of our ornaments and can see it being zoomed in on for one of those close-ups!
Of course, I get to decide what is shown here but I'm sure they are revealing. I noticed straight away that I looked for colour and yellow and/or orange with blue is a favourite combination of mine.
My favourite beads. I love the colours so much I can't bring myself to use them!
However I did spare a few for the middle of this little quilt I called Wobbly Bits, now hanging on the wall.
I got a daylight lamp with magnifying glass this year - it's ginormous but good for tired old eyes! Another quilt and my messy desk is reflected in the glass.
A little plastic top for a pencil that I've had since the 70's! I used to have a pear and a banana with high heels too. They survived my brother's toyboxes but not my sons'!
Empty CD case. Franz Ferdinand is this weeks backing music.
A really old box of Berol Venus pencils.
I love looking at other people's bookshelves, this is the neatest section of mine!
A paper toy Paul made up in an art class in Kuwait.
A hanging ornament that Mark and the boys think is a monstrosity!
On the notice/inspiration board, a favourite bookmark
and the luggage tags Mark and I had in Madagascar.
My new laptop - which won't speak to my old scanner!
Winsor & Newton pans. I keep forgetting the names of the colours I have especially if I haven't painted for a while. I intend to use them more next year!