I've been going through my Vermont pictures from last summer looking for barns to share for our August theme. But I came across a whole roll of film (not really - but what do you call the sections of your digital shoots these days...) that is all about INSIDE the barn. This is my uncle's barn, so I have access.
Just as I love the outside of barns for their varied shapes, I love the incongruity of the objects inside. You'll find the strangest pairings. (Woof! Here comes my inner junkyard dog!)
Look at all the crazy still life arrangements I came across in one barn! Again, they speak to me of the past. I find romance in the way they all fall together. It makes me wish Betty Boop's Grampy would stop by and find a use for them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjASDxt63IO
I appreciate that you all went to great lengths to find barns for me this month. I also realize that you will all probably not have access to the inside of a barn, but it's really incongruity that I'm sending you out after. Take a stroll through your cellar, shed or attic. Find the pretty little vignettes among the random objects, and then treat them like royalty!
I'm taking a step up from my previous post about elevating the junk yard, and asking you to elevate your storage pile - the things you don't use, yet you can't bear to throw away. And, if you tell me that you don't have any storage piles like this in your house, I
If you want a bonus inspiration, come clean with me! A friend of mine has compiled a calendar of all of our towns' collection days (electronics are this Tuesday), and we're going to try to hit each one of them in the next few months! So, excuse me, but I have to go crawl into the icky space beneath my kitchen to pull out my old stereos, boom boxes, lamps, tape recorders and computer monitors. Sigh..... I'd rather watch another Betty Boop cartoon.