Saturday, February 28, 2015

Collector by NATURE



I am a collector of things.....natural and otherwise. The FLORA and FAUNA of life! The interesting bits and pieces that are mostly overlooked and unwanted. The good JUNK! The stuff others don't see...a rescuer on all levels. 
Hoarder of beauty! 
Naturalist. 
JUNKER!
Hunting, gathering, cherishing.





My rescued collection of DOGS (three) are my co-pilots in all my wild endeavors! They are my HEART and SOUL...they get me....they don't question me! 
They trust me, and I them. 
They need me, and I need them. 
We are a pack.

There is no taming my feral soul that needs to run WILD & FREE! 
No fences...no boundaries...no limits...
Operating on instinct and BIG love for open spaces and all its inhabitants. 
MOTHER EARTH...FATHER SKY
Beautiful, vast, glorious!
INSPIRING!!!

Keeper of beautiful objects....natural and man made....




My best thinking comes when I am in this element...
Peaceful, quiet...contemplative.
NATURE...wild...free.

My minds shelter from the storms of life...soothed and clear. Gathering organic bits to stick in my pocket and day pack to carry home so I may stay connected to this place....my place of nirvana. Collecting bits of earth, pieces of decay as mementos for my soul. Just as I do in my JUNKY life....old relics of time rescued by me to live with or pass on to another to hold dear. 
The common thread being I am who I am.......you who you are....you are either a collector of life things or you are not. There are so many levels to collecting, most people are, whether it be stories, sentimentals, JUNK, tchotchkes, animals, vintage camp trailers...people...places...things! The things we choose to have displayed in our life, shaping our environments and showcasing who we are....what we hold important!


Natural flora and fauna, 
DOGS! 
BOOKS!
 JUNK!
SHOES!
Vintage trailers, and stuff for them. 
Artisan jewelry.
Heart rocks, sticks and stones.
Shells.
Horseshoes.
Bones.
Leaves.
Wild foliage.
BOOTS!
TEAS!
Family photos.
Experiences.
Candles.
ANYTHING that peaks my interest or desire in the moment.
Collector in life!

Talk to ME! 
What do you LOVE to collect now or always? 
Did you have a collection or collections handed down to you from generations past? 
What would you like to collect in multiples? 
Does nature make an impact on you?

The Tail END....

Always, 
B HAPPY
B true...
B authentic
B YOU!

xoxo

6 comments:

Sharon said...

I enjoy your posts, I feel much the same about the things I collect. I like the beauty of nature, having lived a career where I was outdoors in nature much of the time. This winter I find myself longing for a tranquil week outdoors in my trailer. Please continue with your blog posts!

April Coker said...

I love it! I have always loved collecting parts of nature as well, so much that I became a science teacher and loved to show my students what I found. I also love junk and dogs and photos and family and all the things you listed! I also have a little vintage trailer that I love to find things for. thefemmefatalelife.blogspot.com

Lipstick Gypsy said...

Hi Sharon!

WELCOME! to a slice of my world! So happy YOU are here to share in the beauty of things! Your visits mean the world to me!

xo
Robin

Lipstick Gypsy said...

Welcome April!

I soo appreciate your presence to 'my PARTY'!!! Please continue to visit and share along the waaaaaay! I LOVE our common ground!

xo
Robin

Crystal X said...

greet
nice post


Crystal X

Rebecca said...

At the moment it appears to be books and colorful, old, metal tin containers. Oh, and simple oil paintings and frames. Mirrors, too. And heart-shaped rocks.