Happy New Year!!
I have decided I can't possible live without Miss Sally's weekly prompts so here I am, on a new 52 weeks adventure :)
The format has changed a little bit - we are going to focus on one theme each month and the theme for January is 'Minimalist'. Very fitting, I would say, since my life is full of clutter of all sorts :) See, I grew up in a context of lack of everything. So when you had something and no foreseen use for it, you'd put that something in storage, for the day when you needed it. Growing up like that forms habits hard to discard... and today I still have troubles throwing things out just because I have no use for it. What if...? Maybe someone else...?
I do like simplicity, though - I always did. the very first prompt for the very first week is 'Picture a single object'. That would be easy to do, if you could decide what to capture...
After some deliberation I picked this:
Before you wonder if I am sane, let me explain - first of all, the vase is a miniature :) it is hardly larger than my thumb! I hate artificial anything, and especially artificial flowers... however, this one has a lovely story, and it was allowed to be.
I bought the vases (there are 4 of them) from the One of a Kind show, a few years back, for William. He loves all of them, and keeps them on his desk. Last year I changed the bathroom accessories with ceramic ones, in the exact colours of the vase... and they also have a small purple bloom on them :) I was admiring my renewed bathroom, very proud of myself when the young boy came in the room and quietly put the vase on the sink.
I asked him why and he said 'It looks better now!' - and you cannot argue with that, truly... the bathroom transformed from a cold cool room into a warm one just by this little touch! That's how the artificial bloom came to 'live' and liven up the bathroom :)
And we can argue it's 2 objects... but... I love my little vase, offered by my little boy, filled with a little purple bloom... maybe my word of the year should be 'rebel' :)
Anyhow - please join us all on this journey!