Saturday, May 10, 2008

I'm a VERY happy sponge

This is a picture that only someone passionate about Book and Altered Arts can really understand. This is a trunk full (actually only about 1/2 of it, as I unloaded 1/2 before thinking to take a photo) of old blue prints, old documents and ledgers. What amazes me is how clean it all is, no mildew or musty odors that so often come along with old paper. Are you not just hyperventilating along with me? Today is our big trash day in town. Last night on my way to the library I caught sight of a pile of this rolled up paper, I stopped and grabbed many rolls...made my daughter help me. I thought she would absolutely die of embarrassment. Then, last night I looked at what I actually had and was amazed at the technical drawings and layouts. I knew I needed more. So, At the advise of my sister I ran out this morning and loaded up my trunk. Just in the nick of time too, as the trash men were also equally impressed and were loading up their vehicle as well. But I got my 2nd trunk full and I am a VERY happy sponge!

3 comments:

johanna said...

wow!!! i can absolutely understand that your heart laughed!! these are the magic moments in the life of a mixed-media-artist!! congrats!

Christy said...

ooh you are a very lucky girl indeed. and wow the condition is like new. i may become a stalker of blueprint/ engineering dumpsters :) Congrats on the great find!

thealteredpage said...

What a great find!

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