My friend E texted me: "You've turned yourself into an interior decorator. Do you want clients and turn pro?"
She encouraged me to take few units of interior decorating. Her trust in what I can do is heartwarming.
"Reinvent myself again? I'll give it a thought," I replied.
And then she said the sweetest thing: "Just adding to what you already are."
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Painting, the other kind.
I haven't touched my brushes for the longest time. Until recently when I needed something for my wall. So I took out my brushes and oil paint. I also grabbed some clay and garden twine and painted away.
Yes, this is what I have been doing -- making my own art, painting my own wall, re-painting/re-using/re-inventing things and furnitures.
For example, I have these two square brown abaka storage boxes I painted white. I now use one to hold my printer and the other one, as center table in my tiny living room area.
My house looks different now with very minimal expense. David Hicks once said: "Taste in decoration is not a matter of spending large amounts of money, it is rather the art of making the maximum from the minimum."
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Some Things You Just Can't Throw or Give Away.
I have been giving and throwing away stuff the past week. As I said in a previous entry, I have given almost half of what I own (rice cooker included. LOL). I have a small house and I really don't need much.
But there are things you simply cannot throw or give away. Like this miniature Ifugao house that was given to me as a token of appreciation during my volunteer days in Baguio. I love the community that gave me this. I had such amazing memories there. So I am holding on to this piece of carved wood. I painted it white (what a mortal sin!) just so it will not look out of place in my now black-and-white-with-splash-of-red little house.
Everything that's in my house now are all that is meaningful and precious to me: letters, photographs, gifts, and a few pieces for my sanity -- books, laptop, camera, and TV! :D