I have had time now that we are home and working on selling the house to correct some of my photos from Assisi. We found Assisi to be one of the most beautiful small medieval towns in Italy. There were flowers everywhere and the people were very nice. I loved taking photos here and hope you enjoy them too.
So you know I am struggling with cleaning up and paring down our stuff. We have lived in our home for 25 years and now are preparing to sell the house and travel.
My favorite room in our house used to be my craft room or my craft cave (that is what my son calls it). I had a lot of stuff in it but I knew where most of it lived and happily spent time listening to books on CD (free from the library) and getting glue, paper and paint everywhere, but mostly on me.
Now, I am trying to go through all those organized piles and decide what I really want to keep in storage boxes. The craft cave has exploded! Now there is no room on the floor, no room on the tables, and no room on the shelves. I have sold or given away so many piles of scrapbook/art paper and this pile is supposed to be what I am keeping. I will have to go through it one more time. There are some pieces of furniture that I am keeping. But most of this room needs to go. My dog Mac who sits in the chair and watches this entire process , seems to be saying; Do not get me wrong, I am grateful that I have been able to accumulate all of these art supplies. When I was a child I always wanted to paint and glue but it was not possible in our household. I have been making up for that repressed desire these last 15 years! Time to grow up….oh noooo!
Well we are still plowing along trying to figure out what is important to keep and what should be sold or given away. This week I have been gathering old photographs, and family history papers. I am the family historian so my paper archive is large. Many of these pieces of paper are interviews of family members who have now passed away and are priceless for our history.
So do I scan all these photos and papers into my computer and put them into the cloud? Or do I keep them for when we are home again ( after traveling) and I have time to do that much work? Here they are now gathered and sitting on my dining room table. As you can see a lot of papers and photos. I am going to invite my sisters over this weekend and see if we can either divide up the work or store everything in waterproof containers ( see the yellow and black container in the back of the photo) in the storage unit.
It is this type of paring down that is so difficult.
Here are some photographs from our visit to the Non Catholic Cemetery or Protestant Cemetery in Rome this year. It was one of the most beautiful cemeteries I have visited. So many artists from the Romantic period are buried there. Keats and Shelley are both there, It has been kept like an English garden. Enjoy this short visit.