I'm newly in this stop-hoarding-start-using mode in my creative life.
Some items I can part with and be happy they've found a new life. Some not so much.
My old tintypes are in the 'not so much' category. None of them are particularly special, they're just all special to me.
And if I'm still clutching on to them when I'm old and gray, what good is that right? I've collected all these treasures over the years so I can incorporate into my artwork...just been dragging my feet.
Cause some things are just hard to let go of. But I'm taking this now-or-never approach to a lot of this stuff now. It's time to loosen the grip :) And my old tintypes are first on the table. It'll be fun to find creative uses for them and send them on to their new homes. I'm excited!
Next on the table, my collection of old hand-written French documents. That's gonna be hard.