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"Introducing Junk Drawer Fridays" No.1

Have you ever noticed the amazing randomness of the lowly junk drawer??  And don’t play coy with me…I know you have one.  Some people are even known to have MORE than one.

I was a 2 drawer junk girl myself until this very minute when I decided to add a third junk drawer.  Right here.
On my blog.
The reason being, I keep having these random ideas, inspirations, good stuff to share that don’t necessarily “fit” anywhere.

Just like the amazing stuff in my junk drawer:)))

So, without further ado, be prepared to be amazed, to gawk in wonder, to scratch your head in confusion, over the random things I will share with you each Friday.  Why Fridays???  Because you will probably need the entire week-end to ponder and muse (or be seriously concerned) over what gets trapped in my head and then released on Fridays:)))

Let the Randomness begin:

Eddie has a new cinema hero.  He rarely “looks up” to anyone as you know, but I caught him hitting rewind and practicing his French on this, so thought it needed sharing:
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That Old Sun Magic:  My favorite product to remove oil paint (even after it’s dried) out of my clothes:))  Those who have seen me paint in person always tease me about wearing such nice clothes to paint in.  As all artists have come to know–EVENTUALLY YOUR ENTIRE WARDROBE BECOMES A PAINTING OUTFIT:)) An artist friend gifted me with this at a workshop last year and I am still on my first little tub of it.

Those at my Nashville workshop saw me sporting some Magenta oil paint on my silk shirt the last day of the workshop.  Sun Magic erased every trace of it:)! To visit their website, click here

A Piece of Pretty:
We all need little spots of beauty.  I don’t even remember where I bought the little hanging vase below, but it has made me smile more than once:)  I had forgotten I had it ’til I cleaned out all those storage tubs  —now it’s hanging above my tubby with some clippings of petunias…in purple of course!
On Courage:
It has been said that courage is not an absence of fear.  It is feeling the fear and doing it anyway:))
 My New Zealand friend, Romiley, shared this video with me this week—it is such a reflection on life itself–through the eyes of an 8 year old girl on her first ski jump–thanks Rom!

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Things to Worry About:

Word has it Eddie Pierre is in training for laundry duty.  Supposedly, he and his siblings are good (?) at the sorting portion…..sort of.

Word also has it he likes to sleep in….a lot….and DOES NOT like to be disturbed…
So that’s it.  Ponder on Eddie practicing French, reclaiming your paint clothes, fear vs. courage, small pleasures, and laundry sorting cats.  That should keep you busy for awhile:)))

  • Nancy Goldman - April 30, 2012 - 10:57 pm

    So much randomness in one place! I love it.

    How long did Eddie have to practice that look of disdain? Oh wait… he’s a cat…that look comes naturally. : ) My cat always looked irritated and disgusted with his humans. He lived a long 14 years. That’s a long time to put up with inferior beings. My dog, on the other hand, thinks I’m wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Diana - April 30, 2012 - 12:11 pm

    This is a brilliant idea.. and I have maybe a few of these lovely drawers around but the idea of different… bits and pieces make so much sense on a blog. Eddie is wonderful. I had to send that wonderful French kitty video to quite a few Cat lovers.. love it,DianaReplyCancel

  • Dave Casey - April 29, 2012 - 9:22 pm

    Great post today and about that French cat, I had to laugh out loud about the cat door sometimes being closed. I don’t care who you are, that’s funny right there. 😉ReplyCancel

  • june - April 29, 2012 - 6:37 am

    Thanks for making a bright and sunny and happy day even more so. Between the brilliant and very clever French cat vid and the confessions of a junk drawer junkie (I’m one, too!), my face is starting to hurt from grinning.

    I showed this vid (plus the 2013 workshop schedule vid) to my hubby (actually, he walked in to swee what was so funny and what I was giggling at), and he couldn’t stop chuckling, either.

    I love your sense of humour, your sense of fun. It is such a joy and delight to come to your blog every day, Dreama. Be it an amazing and beautiful painting, or just for some giggles and smiles. Either way – it’s always sunny and bright at your blog.

    Thanks for sharing. I’m off now to watch both vids again. Great stuff!ReplyCancel

  • SamArtDog - April 28, 2012 - 7:02 pm

    You kill me. If your goal is to make the world around you smile, yuk, chuckle, grin and guffaw, you’re doing a damn fine job.ReplyCancel

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  • Karen M Schmidt - April 28, 2012 - 8:50 am

    I LOVE Junk Drawer Friday! And that Henri video … I laughed so hard I literally almost fell out of my chair. Good thing the cat in my lap had me anchored. Thank you, Dreama, for sharing the wonderful odds and ends in your junk drawer!ReplyCancel

  • Claire Beadon Carnell - April 28, 2012 - 8:48 am

    I have such a smile on my face from reading this post, Dreama! I especially liked the video of your little friend on the skis – brave girl! I am also admitting that I have a secret crush on Eddie…ReplyCancel

  • Denise Mulligan - April 28, 2012 - 8:10 am

    Hi Dreama,
    Love that French cat, especially the part about the white moron rolling around on the chair. I laughed so hard. And his expressions are perfect. I showed my 12 year old son and he loved it too.
    How can anyone not love those kittens. Eddie Pierre is adorable with his partial mustache.

    Thanks for all the laughs. I am getting that sun magic today. Last night I got paint on my new jeans. I absolutely have nothing left to wear for going out in the world, beyond my painting life.

    I do like the new Friday theme. Don’t even get me started on the junk drawer that lives in my mind.

    Those random thoughts are taking up the space where my memory has up and left. Baked a loaf of bread yesterday that I promptly forgot about. Black it was!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  • Dreama - April 28, 2012 - 8:02 am

    Here’s the link for Sun Magic:http://www.thesunmagic.com/index.html

    It’s also embedded in the post–just click on the words Sun Magic:))

    I have no idea if it works on acrylics, but I bet if you read their site it will give you the scoop:))

    Glad you gals are enjoying my “junk drawer”!


  • Linda Popple - April 28, 2012 - 7:58 am

    Your posts and paintings bring smiles!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • Maureen - April 28, 2012 - 7:49 am

    So Dreama does Sun Magic work on acrylics as well? If so where does one purchase this wonder cleaner? I loved this post it was fun and I laughed at your drawers as they reminded me of my own!ReplyCancel

  • Susan Roux - April 28, 2012 - 7:43 am

    Funny thoughts! Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.ReplyCancel

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