Anyway, I've been guiltily bidding on Tim Holtz supplies like nuts. I say guiltily because I feel like I should be using the salvaged items I have from various sources. I have a lot of great "vintage" (read: old) items from my grandmothers, childhood hoarding, mom's basement, school, and gifts from friends. I think I got the coolest items from my friend G$. Her mom used to love to frequent estate sales and auctions. She used to give me everything from old game pieces and photos to old X-rays. These are times that are recycled and have a history. Whose is in this picture? Who used to wear these crystal beads? With "bought" items, that history is absent. The item is
mass produced and no longer unique. That being said, some of these items are just awesome and really inspire my imagination. Sometimes it is hard to use one of those very old one of a kind objects...I do have some very cool items that I just love too much to use. I have to get over this! Tim Holtz will help me with this...Isn't it easier to use an item that is fascinating and also bought at a great price?