I am lucky to have friends who bring me treasures.
Since I rely on found objects for my artwork, I rely on people to bring me wonderful ancient and rusty objects to add to my pieces.
I recently created a bee hive from large architectural tubes from a retiring architect friend. I love receiving old old books in lovely tattered conditions from a librarian friend.
I frequently am gifted odd items from another mixed media artist who found they wouldn't work in her art. That is a lovely perk of being in a community of artists... sharing thoughts, ideas and objects.
Objects are left outside my studio door like forgotten children looking for a new home.
Today a friend asked me...I have 100 45 rpm records - would you like them?
Hmmmm.... now the creative process begins.