Tuesday, February 09, 2010
I have a few figurines and one wooden set of Noah's Ark. I collect a few that I really like. I took one of them and did just a fun ATC.
When I was working, I didn't let my coworkers know I collected Noah's Ark stuff. I don't like just everything out there that is Noah's Ark. I am trying to be selective and collect just the ones "I just can't live without". I learned the hard way not to buy just every one I see.
When I worked full time, we exchanged gifts for different occasions with the people in our department. Anyone from other departments could also give you gifts. Plus we had several "secret pals". I collected cows and I got just about every thing cow that you can imagine or not imagine. Milk bottles, cement planters, spoons, plates, a kitchen timer, bells, and many other things I didn't even know existed. I had so many stuffed cows of different sizes that it looked like a toy store. One was almost the size of a newborn calf.
Well eventually I needed a corral to keep them in. I finally donated most of them to my Church's huge yard sale. Most of them were just like brand new. I did keep a few that I have over my kitchen sink on a shelf. And I no longer buy cows. Now I just buy art props and even that is way out of control.
I do collect lots of animals among those props. I buy them in twos if I find two that go together. Like for Noah's Ark (two by two). I have enough to have my own little miniature Noah's Ark theme park. So I guess I'm just a collector of anything that strikes my fancy. At least with the stuffed animals and figurines I collect now, I do use them for drawing props. They don't just sit there and collect dust. Well not all the time any way.