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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.


  1. 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

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

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

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

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

    Mica/ Garb-oodles

  6. 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

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!!

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