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See what you find by looking at the ground? A spilled box of candy becomes a valentine!

It started with a green bottle. We’d be driving along and my mother would suddenly order my dad to pull over to the side of the road so she could pick up a discarded bottle.  We were and are a family in which treasures are often found in other people’s cast-offs.  I love estate sales, ancient books and magazines, the debris at construction sites–and I love what those bits and pieces can turn into.  It’s not just old stuff, however.  I’m a lawyer by training, and I love well-crafted arguments, but few people see the beauty that can be found therein.  I like juxtaposing words and ideas, repurposing them and turning them into collage that tells a new story.  So, who knows where I will go with this blog.  it will mostly be about trying to make art on the side–combining the need to create with the need to make my living, raise a family, and be a productive member of society.  Join me and let’s see how the journey unfolds.

About thecraftylawyer

I am a Washington, D.C. lawyer by day, but like most of us, I juggle work and family and try, try, TRY to keep a hobby or two for myself. For me, that's a little art on the side. I make jewelry and do a lot of collage work and thought it was about time to start memorializing some of the quirky things I do, the fun finds, and just the random bits of beauty and art that surround us all the time, if we just know where to look. Find my jewelry on Etsy at Craftylawyer27 . I believe in Whimsy You Can Wear!

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