Why do I collect?
Squirreling away objects and materials, mostly natural, some human-made.
Things that appeal to my imagination
Dolls and marbles when I was a little girl
Shells and stones, living by the seashore
Bark, rocks, lichen, moss from the forest
Things to inspire and use as source.
Things to glue to paper
Things to sew to paper
Things to include in paper
Things to encase in a box
Things to just have and look at
Things to be stored in cabinets and boxes
Until they are chosen to help tell my story
Mary Ellen Long