Friday, October 27, 2006

Studio Friday - Collections...


Ooh, collections!! I would certainly be remiss if I didn't mention my accumulation of rubber stamps, which certainly qualifies as a collection due to its sheer size -but as much as I love them, today I prefer to highlight my collection of CHOPSTICKS!
My love affair began as a young adult, when I decided that I would learn to eat with chopsticks as a method of weight control. My logic was that I would eat slower and feel full sooner. Instead, I just became very adept at eating with chopsticks. I love Asian influences in design, and I love Chinese food, and I can speak fluently with a fake-Chinese accent. (My famiry insists that I ras Chinese in anover rife.) I love both the simplicity and decoration of chopsticks, and my collection includes inexpensive but colorful plastic chopsticks, handcrafted and inlaid wood versions, and even a set made of china!

And speaking of collections, today my husband Scott and I celebrate our 17th wedding anniversary, so in keeping with the Studio Friday theme, it's the perfect time to think of all the memories we've collected in 17 years. Like many collections, my collection of memories includes ones that I take out and admire; some memories that I use more than others; some that would be better given away; some that make me laugh out loud, and some that I keep to myself and don't show others. In all, it's a cherished collection like no other. Happy Anniversary, bsm!! Thank you for the priceless collection of memories. Love.

14 comments:

sharla said...

What a fun collection! And Happy Anniversary!

Going For Greatness said...

Kerri!
WOW!! a collection of MEMORIES! Now that's gotta be the most precious collection of ALL! EXCELLENT take on this topic!!
I also love your chopstick collection! I love how you explained how it started! I, too, love asian influenced art and also everyday living. The colours, styles and way the Asian people decorate is just so soothing and calming!
Great topic!
Thanks for commenting on my blog too! Our collection is so huge that I was only able to spotlight a few things, someday I will have an entire website dedicated to it!
have a fabulous weekend!
~Gabi

Going For Greatness said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY KERRI & SCOTT!!!!!!! I hope you make twice as many memories over the next 17 years you celebrate together!!
XOXOXOXO
Gabi!!!

Kate I said...

Happy Anniversary to you both! I love your chopstick collection...now that is something I never would have thought of! I love Asian things too and have a collection of Yiching teapots from China. Thanks for sharing!

Salix Tree said...

What an unusual collection! Those are beautiful! And have a Happy Anniverary!

LB said...

Wow, you don't see a chopstick collection every day. That's cool! And happy anniversary! We were 17 this year, too. :-)

Carrie Sommer said...

Happy Anniversary! We celebrated 17 last May - many memories! Yes, those count as collections! And, how very cool to collect chop sticks! Hmmm....

janet said...

I've seen some beautiful chopsticks but never thought to collect them—what a cool idea for a collection! And Happy Anniversary, too!

nancy bea said...

Kerri, I have a collection of rubber stamps too! Not a huge collection, but pretty choice. Now that you mention it I have not added to it in quite a while...hmmm....!

Great chopsticks BTW!

DEW said...

Happy Anniverary! And you haven't killed him yet. You are a saint! Oh now Scott... I know you read Kerri's blog so I had to write that.... you know I LOVE you..... LOL

I always love your chopsitcks - but I like best is how you put them in your work!! I still love the weight control method. It is almost as funny as Len and his friend's "ice cube diet" that they concocted in physics class. They figured that it took 500 calories to melt an ice cube. The only flaw was the caloric calories at kilo-calories and not physics calories. Oop-see.... Love ya!

irisz said...

Nice collection!! If i knew this earlier i could send some hungarian chopstick! next time maybe :)

Ouissi Gresty said...

I love chopsticks...my boyfriend's parents are from hong kong so we eat regularly with them (thanks to my mum for teaching me as a child...won me some kudos with them!!).

I have never seen a collection though...so beautiful...

Ouissi x

susan said...

Happy Anniverary,,,few days late but hope it was good. I don't think I have ever seen a collection of chopsticks. These would go well with my collection of ...fortunes from fortune cookies! http://susanwhite.typepad.com/scrapbooking/2006/10/studio_friday_c.html

I need orange said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love your chopsticks. :-)