I was reading something on de-cluttering the home and found the usual suggestions on either using it within 6 months of buying it or chucking it. So I began to de-clutter with a vegeance and made good progress until I got to a drawer full of the Brat’s school stuff. He’s brought home endless craft work from school that I have hoarded with only a mother’s appreciation of the crap her child makes being true art.
So I pulled it all out and wondered if I should chuck it. After all I have another 14 years of him doing craft. And another child who hasn’t even begun school yet. And then I decided that like all good art it needed to be displayed. And not just the token framed picture on the wall. So his stuff has been incorporated around the house. I plan to use as much as I can and here’s some of what he’s made. This way it gets displayed, it’s unbreakable, it breaks the monotony of a tidy living room, it gives him a pride in what he makes and makes it look more like a home with babies!!
The first is a Ganesha he made – taking pride of place on a side table.
Next up is a smooth pebble painted like a ladybird. I don’t know how long the colours will last out in the rain but it will be used and then chucked and will have served it’s purpose instead of languishing in a drawer. (Wailll…. I don’t wanna let it goooo……. sob, sob, sob)
And here we have a variety of err… err…. (damn, even a mother can’t say much about this) – creatures emerging from primeval swamp. And a flower.
And since we’re doing a round of displays, this is one from me, chumma. For free. Have I shown it to you guys before? A basket of greens. I’ve cut a bisleri bottle in half to use as a pot inside the basket. You like?