Ok, so it’s an antique washing machine. It’s ugly! And you need to have a-plenty-of-muscle to lift this bugger on the pick-up. And . . . like many broken, tarnished, nasty old things, I’m in love with her. I think I’ll name her Matilda. Actually, what you see in this photo is the cleaned-up-version. I’ll save you the grossness of seeing what she looked like before!
I know many antique/ vintage lovers would take me to task when I share this, but I see Matilda painted barn red with a vanilla cream motor. Don’t you? Although she might like Aqua Marine, after all she is a washing machine. She may become a hamper, however my son thinks that she would love to hold iced beer at a party!
One of the things I’ve noticed about me since I’ve been making a distinct effort to be vocal about positivity, to share positive thoughts, and live each day looking for the positive is that my sense of creativity has been re-awakened. That can be a scary thing during Yard Sale season, or at an auction because “I see things that aren’t there yet.”
So, in a few weeks I hope to be sharing the “New Matilda” with you, but in the meantime, let me ask a question. What is it that brings you joy and satisfaction? Creativity is one of my vices in life, but that’s me. What do you enjoy? Are you enjoying it? Do you take the time to feed the monster? Why? Why not? What do you need to do to be inspired to enjoy who you are?
Enjoying the Adventure, (Along with my new friend Matilda)
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