The big questionHave you ever had to call a halt to buying yet another object that you love? When does just enough become too much? I had to confront both questions this week while I was shopping for accessories with my sister.
Telling it like it is" Oh, I love that. " was answered with " "You don't need another one". I had to admit then and there that I am obsessed with birds; circles and poppies are chasing on their heels (or feathers). I am trying to control it, but I keep seeing so many that I love. I'm even thinking about a birds for next Christmas. I already admitted that in a previous post before I realized how far I'd gone.
Now my sister is a good one to talk!
|Outdoor dining at Bonavista Social Club and listening to birds|
A family thingVera has a bit of the same affliction and doesn't even recognize it; her focus is birds in art work. She can't pass one up without a comment. There was also a liberal smattering of birds when I featured her house at Christmas in this post. Must be the result of growing up next to a forest.
This obsession is causing me other problems in addition to having just too many of the same thing and not enough surfaces to place them.
My granddaughter, age 2, is suddenly sizing up her environment and putting things in the " I likka" or the "I no likka" category. Birds are in the "I no likka " camp! What do I do about that? If exposure is going to make her more comfortable with our fine feathered friends she's in the right house. Since most of my birds are highly stylized it took her awhile to notice they were birds, but she's on to me now.
I like to think that I place the products of my obsession artistically by weaving them into vignettes and moving them from room to room so they aren't in one space too long.
|Sitting proudly in the knowledge he was the first|
|Not so happy with the " I no likka birds" title|
Look closely. There are two birds. Oh my!
|At home in autumn finery|
|His latest home on the dining room table|
|Bird sighting in the family room|
Yes, they get around. But some are stationary.
There's the hummingbird key hook,
and the filigree bird hanging in my wreath thanks to my friend who also likes birds. Yes, it all adds up.
You can always dream
But...... this is the one I dream about and will probably never have (unless the lotto comes my way or my relatives decide on a group gift). I'd pitch that Target bird in a heartbeat.
Please tell me that you too have an object obsession~! Time to own up.