Weekending In Pictures
Dave and I are in a sort of metamorphosis stage right now. This weekend was a reflection of it. On Saturday, we had a yard sale and sold my old desk and all of our dining room furniture. It was great stuff and served our family well (Dave designed a book at that desk and I created this site there), but it didn’t reflect who we were and where we are right now in our lives.
I’ve noticed many of my friends going through this metamorphosis stage too. Maybe it’s that all of our kids are older, forcing us into a new parenting phase. Perhaps it’s coming out of so many years of crisis (September 11th, wars, economic collapse, natural disasters, etc). It’s probably that we’re all just getting older and wiser.
Whatever it is, there have been some big style changes around the Cooper house that reflect this new period in our lives: brighter, cleaner, less stuff and more us.
After our purge on Saturday, we started off Sunday with breakfast at our new dining room table. Then we took a trip down to Georgetown, grabbed some lunch, did a little furniture shopping and checked out the Eco Art + Design Depot, organized by our friend Erica.
At the Eco Art + Design Depot, artists gave workshops on upcycling. Basically, they encouraged everyone to get creative/experiment/play with materials.
In addition to the workshops, there were a number of vendors selling their art. The one I was most fascinated with was a woman who takes glass bottles from New Orleans’s 9th Ward (which has not recycled glass since Katrina) and turns it into beautiful pieces of jewelry. How incredible is she?!
Now I don’t want to get all deep and philosophical in a weekending post, but I will say, the metamorphosis symbolism at the show was not lost on me.