Ok, I admit it. I am a hoarder. It is a deep seated behavior that has spawned many an amusingly tragic reality show and while I do not come near to some people, I do hoard. I think it is spawned by a worry that if I don't get something when I see "it", "it" may not be there when I really might use "it" - this is my "just in case" scenario. Or.... I won't have the money to buy "it" when I really want "it." This is then compounded with a tendency to worry that if I use "it" up, then "it" won't be there when I want "it" again!! Hence the growing stash in my studio.
I know I am not alone with these dark shadows in my psyche - once when I was helping my youngest sister organize her children's school supplies I found over twenty-five bottles of glue! When I confronted her on this, her response was, "I just always want to know I have glue if we need it!" Duh....
I really don't think it is just me (and my sister). How many of us have a secret stash of yarn, or fabric, or what not that we keep for a rainy day?? Or buy supplies for a project that we really have no time to do, just because it has the potential to become a symbol of the life we wish to live... "if I just had that beautiful thing in my life..... I would be living that fairytale life...."
The work that looms before me this weekend is kind of exciting. I plan to take an inventory of all the unfinished projects and the many supplies in my studio and put together kits with those supplies for projects for the coming months. I can't wait to see what comes together!