I may be on a bit of a rant this morning because I feel a bit miffed.
miff (mif) n. 1. petulant displeasure; a petty quarell. 2. to give offense to; offend.
miffed (mift) adj. put into an irritable mood, esp. by unoffending incident.
Someone recently asked me how I store my still life props, did I have a special room just for them. The question sounds innocuous but body language told a whole other story … take my word for it. Plus it hit a sore spot, especially since I’ve announced to the world on several occasions that I need to slow down on the collecting of stuff. I even recorded a video about it with Kim Klassen.Well the truth is that I have slowed down on the collecting of certain things. Things like the fake tin at Home Goods for $15.00 that I really really wanted … I felt it was the perfect container for my yellow ranunculus. And don’t even get me started on all the baskets and blankets and pillows that were swirling around me, calling, taunting, beckoning.
Truth: I had a few things in my basket, but after cruising around the store for 1/2 hour I put everything back and walked out. Whew! what a relief.
But what has happened is that I’ve become more addicted to the junque. The garage sale items. The castoffs. The Goodwill goodies.
Enter this little coffee can I found last Saturday (for $1.00.) which could not have been a more perfect fit for my rannies …Oh, and those sweet scissors were part of a pile of scissors a guy practically gave to me a few months ago … he had no idea … (I felt like a thief.)So anyway, I have a lot more to say about this, but I decided to break it up into several blog posts. I want to show you how I’m storing my props here in AZ, plus I want to show you my setup for shooting.
For now I have to go … I just know there has to be a garage sale somewhere, waiting for me …
Read Part II