More mattress print goodness from the Hospice Op-Shop:
My friend Melissa took some photographs of mattress textiles, too, hers in Wellington – see her post HERE.
(I think taking photographs in op shops is beginning to help me NOT buy so much, I can keep the interesting item in my life via a photograph.)
What is it with mattresses? I guess they are more likely than clothing or curtains to have survived the rigours of the last four to five decades – in use in bedrooms, kept unfaded under blankets until they wind up in op-shops…
I’ve started a set of mattress photos on my flickr HERE.
Yesterday I quit some online stuff – I quit twitter, goodreads and pinterest. Twitter because it always left me feeling hollow inside and less connected with people I love, not more. Goodreads because I realised I was feeling like updating it was a chore and wasn’t feeling inspired by it. Pinterest because after extensive reading of critical and analytical articles about it – I decided that its business model is not headed anywhere good and that it is basically a parasite interface, stealing the work of artists, crafters and creatives for profit, none of which trickles down to the original sources of the images.
(Also, I am working on two book projects and need fewer distractions!)
I’m still on Facebook (which I feel hugely conflicted about…but will stay on for now), flickr (have always loved it, still love it) and here.
The thing with ‘social’ media is that so often it is the opposite – it’s solo media – hours which could be spent face to face or on the phone or writing letters to friends are spend mutely staring into a screen, clicking ‘like’ or ‘repin’ or ‘retweet’ instead of hugging, making, talking and genuinely connecting…
Today marks the final day of my two weeks holiday. On the first day I wrote a frightening to-do list which went down two columns on a piece of line-refill – there are about 100 things on that list.
I think I did about four of them and they were boring things like, doctor, dentist, go to post-office…I did have a nice bush walk, a seaside walk and did some great visiting, though – none of which was on my ‘very important’ list.
I think I needed a big old rest. I don’t find it easy to rest – there is always so much I want to do! So much to cook, plant, make, write, experience…with this one ‘wild and precious life’ to quote Mary Oliver. My friend Emma is great at resting – she is my resting mentor, lol. See a recent ‘blob’-post where she talks about resting HERE. Every time I see a photograph of myself lately, I look so tired! I’d like that to change…
…and resting IS doing something….right?
I’m a human-merely-being doing resting.