That which you create
in beauty and goodness and truth
lives on for all time to come.
Don't spend your life
accumulating material objects
that will only turn to dust and ashes.
A F T E R
B E F O R E
At a flea market last year I bought this beautiful avocado Missouri-shaped ashtray. The good about it-- Green? Hello... My home state? Hello... From the '60s? Great things came out of the '60s! Hello...-- and its potential far outweighed the bad-- It's an ashtray, Kelley. An ashtray.
Yes, but look at the back!
Isn't it a neat little piece?
Pondering for a year the potential of the piece in my Inspiration Station the idea finally came to me to turn the ashtray into a magnetic pin catcher.
To do this, I busted open the magnetic paperclip desk mate I paid a dime for at a garage sale several years ago. Using my trusty glue gun and some friendly felt (more papery than regular felt; that's all I can buy around here in Manila), the magnet is secure on the bottom of the ceramic ashtray.
If I ever want to remove the magnet the hot glue will pop right off of the ceramic.
The ashtray turned magnetic pin "cushion" is now a pretty tool that puts a smile in my Inspiration Station.