Hoping that I too can partake in the workshop with Erin. Looking around the house for possible "subjects" I came across old items of mine that for the most part have some sentimental value to me. I should hope so otherwise one of sound mind would have to question why I still have these dirty rags hanging around.
a) Silk knit camisole with beautiful lace. Bought in the mid-80's for alot of money, more than I would pay for a blouse today.
b) Matryoshka doll linen dish towel. Brought back from Russia as a gift. What can I say? I love linen, I love dolls, I love Matryoshka dolls, and I like the proportion of the towel. But it doesn't look nice enough to be used any more for its intended purpose. This past week I sold a Matryoshka doll canvas by Lillian Chermor to a lovely customer who has a fondness for russian architecture and items. One day I hope to do a blog post about Lillian Chermor, I just have an affinity for her designs, style and use of color.
c) small doily. No personal meaning, but something small and sweet. It never took up enough room in a drawer to warrant tossing.
d) a rather old cotton blouse that I bought from Peruvian Connection, dare I say, almost 25 years ago? I wore it to so many places back when I had money and time for travel. Had an interesting exchange in Berlin, Germany, with a woman from Peru in a public bathroom of all places. We couldn't talk to each other but she recognized something familiar about this blouse, I think it had something to do with the weave. The whole thing was so out of context for both of us that the memory has stayed with me.
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