Saturday, January 21, 2017
While clearing things out of the art studio I found this one lone marble at the bottom of container that was holding brushes. The marbles of the world have their own histories as the are misplaced, lost, or intentionally put aside for some reason. I have picked up marbles in the garden, driveways, and in my parents home in the crawl space next to the water heater.
My collection is a meager one in number compared to others that I know, but I prize every one that I have.
The newly found blue marble is now at home in the treasure chest (jar) of marbles with a glass lid covering it and protecting it from the elements. Some of the marbles in the jar are ones that I found in my parents home which were mine when I was a kid. The cat eye marbles were bought at the Robinson's Dime Store in Osceola, Iowa. All the other are found items as I walk through life. The photo itself was best photographed under the lights of the dining room light fixture. There is no sunshine today.