01 June 2007

Stuff, Stuff And More Stuff...

It must be something in the air. I'm in the mood to get rid of almost everything I own. I started going through our garage and my studio boxing things up. I found things that I have not seen for years. Most of them I had no memory of. I must have bought them at one point. I just don't know why. Any meaning or attachment has long faded.

The older I get the less I want or need. As often as we move, I'm tired of hauling this crap-ola across country. I want simple, uncomplicated, clutter free. All of this stuff clouds my brain. When I'm in a room full of "stuff" it make me claustrophobic. Antique stores freak me out.

So what do I do with the still expanding, stack of boxes and plastic bins full of my past? Yard sale? eBay? Craigslist? Goodwill? Charity? Bonfire? Maybe I could bury it all. A time capsule of junk. What would future archaeologists think when the found that stash? Most likely that they had found a land fill.

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Many months ago I tried to start my own Non profit organization to help promote arts in public schools. Well, after months of paper work, lawyer fees and more bureaucrats than I could beat with a stick, I have been denied status.

So in order to fulfill my need to give, I have started a list of my favorite charities. Every time I sell one of my paintings I will give a portion of the profit to one of the charities. Up first is the "Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America".

If there are charities you like, please let me know. I will add them to my list. If you don't want to buy a painting but still want to help you can donate on your own or contribute here, in my side bar under "Art Saves Lives". Everything helps.

2 comments:

eclectic said...

MW, you never cease to flabbergast me! You are a very good person, in addition to being talented and articulate. This inspires me, and I love being inspired.

Mad William said...

eclectic,
Thank you very much, that's nice of you to say.

I love the word flabbergast>