Monday, November 12, 2007

New England Proverb

"Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without."

This is a wonderful New England Proverb. So much art has come from frugality. Many of our primitive artists are inspired by this wondrous ability utilized by people of the past to conjure something treasured from a broken item and from just bits and pieces.

11 comments:

Kitty Forseth said...

I love the proverb.. how dear!

You are a wonderful Mother, and an extra special Grandmother to Simon's children. May God bless you for all that you do!

We missed you Saturday, but we felt you there in spirit :).

xo Kitty

Heather said...

What a nice proverb!! I had never heard it before, so I learned something new :)

Sharon & Rodger, American Harvest said...

Hi Christine,
Wise words....altered art has been around for generations, just called by different names. Thanks for the wise words.
Sharon

Martha Kohley said...

What a nice perspective on what we do and create. Hope to see you Friday or Saturday! Hugs, Martha

Mica said...

yes !! Art is good !! Great post and love your blog.

Mica/ Garb-oodles

Aleta said...

Hello girlie!
My grandma used to say that.....the proverb....not the hello girlie. ;o) I think that may be the reason I look at what most people would call junk in a whole different way. Art IS good! It's good for the soul.

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Sandra Evertson said...

Oh, this piecei s so Beautiful! Love the brown and blue!
Sandra Evertson

Miss Maddie's said...

Art is good, a window to what lies within.Created for expression of one's thoughts or feelings it comes in many forms.It is what makes us human.From the very first paintings on the walls of caves to the digital images of today it is as old as mankind!May it endure with us to eternity.
Susan

Suzanne said...

What a lovely sentiment...Art is good! The practical ingenuity of our ancestors is something to be treasured. Thank you for sharing the proverb. I'm enjoying reading through your posts.

Donna O. said...

Hi Christine-I think your blog will be one of those where I'm constantly saying to myself, "Wow, I didn't know that." But I DO know I will like it here!!
D.

Mélanie said...

I like this proverb but above all I love your blog. I'll be back soon.
Mélanie