Monday, March 7, 2011

State of ephemera


Since I was little, I've always been obsessed with how fleeting time is -- every second is just another second away from becoming a shadowy memory, or forgotten completely. It's bittersweet and I always struggle to be in the moment while trying to etch every single impression into my mind.

I'm also obsessed with paper. Combine the two things and you get... yet another obsession with ephemera! I love searching for ephemera packs on Etsy. The coolest things turn up. I recently ordered a pack from Paper Aeroplanes. It was amazing, stuffed with treasures like vintage rail tickets, playing cards and stamps from Australia, US, Spain (I think) and England. I love having a glimpse into the daily life in the (not too distant) past of faraway places. I have another pack on its way to me from Ashworths Art in North Carolina, which I plan to use in collages or my scrapbook.