Saturday, April 6, 2013

A New Dawn, A New Day, A New perspective on Life

There hasn't been much creative activity going on in my work space (AKA the garage) lately. Well, there have been creative thoughts, but no activity. I am hoping that is going to change soon and have been busy purchasing some ultra cool things to get going. OK, they don't look like ultra cool things at the moment, but they will be!

You might remember what spurred the beginnings of Quinnspirations, having cancer, right? Yep. Well, it seems that after you have surgery your body is more prone to getting hernias where the incision has weakened and allows hernias to bloom. And man, was my body ripe for some hernias! I had hernia repair a few weeks ago and it really kicked me in the tuckus. Is that a word? If not, it is now. I've been sporting this lovely hernia girdle wrap around my mid section for about five weeks now and only have three more to go. (Insert sarcastic joy here). I still can't lift anything more than 15 pounds, but this recovery hasn't stopped me from thinking of all the cool stuff I can create.

I finally ventured to one of my favorite places in town, The Habitat for Humanity Restore. Not all Restores are created equal. Some have furniture and some have building material, and some, like ours, has a bunch of junk. I mean that in the most literal term. I keep seeing things like Pepto Bismal pink sinks from the 60's, and formica as far as the eye can see. Also, old toilets in every shape, but all more than 20 years old each. Sometimes, I pick up remnants of some of these materials (not the toilets silly) to practice new methods. Before I painted the cabinets and counters in the cabin, I picked up materials very similar to what I wanted to paint on from Restore, just to make sure I could do it and not ruin a perfectly ugly 1980's kitchen.

This week at Restore I picked up some way cool materials (don't want to spill the beans yet) and can't wait to get going on revamping 100 yr, somethings...into something super cool. So, keep an eye out.

In the meantime, I encourage you to check out places like Restore, or salvage shops to see what fun things you find.


  1. love reading you Holly, you are an inspiration to me.

  2. Thank you so much! Coming from you, that means so much. xoxo