stuff, stuff and more stuff [day 118]

I finally finished cleaning out my garage!  I still have tubs of stuff to go through, but at least I now have space to create art.

Last Saturday I brought 2 carloads of stuff to the local thrift store, Frisco Resale.  Normally my routine is to drop off a load, then go inside and shop.  I love to shop at thrift stores, as it’s treasure hunting to me.  After dropping off the second load of stuff, I was going to go inside and look around, but thought about it and decided not to.  Why?  Because I really don’t need anything.  I suppose sometimes shopping is fun, therapeutic or entertaining for some people, but maybe it’s not always a good thing to do.  I need to shop when I have needs, not to just collect more stuff.  The problem for me is that I’m and artist and everything I see is a blank canvas.

People see thrift stores in different ways.  Some think it’s a bunch of junk, some think it’s good stuff that is cheap and many others fall somewhere in the middle.  A friend of mine would buy clothing for her kids at thrift stores, but would not tell the kids where it came from because the kids might tell someone and she would be embarrassed.  The perception is that only poor people shop at thrift stores.  I see it differently.  I think smart people shop at thrift stores.  Apparently rich people do too…

About jody wissing

I'm a person just trying to matter in a crazy world.
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