I got a new pair of red shoes the other day. Two bucks at GIRO, the local recycling store. Hardly worn! Fit perfectly! I don't think I have mentioned it, but I made a vow a couple of years ago to only wear red shoes. My life has been much more fun ever since. I now own eight pairs of red shoes, all from thrift stores, with the best score being a pair of coral-red Fluevog heels. I'll have to take a picture of my closet some day.
I'm an artist who has been making stuff for 30 years. I used to spin, knit, weave, quilt, design, write, embroider and garden, and I still do most of these things, but for the last few years I have been focused on stitching images from Canada's first natural history, the Codex Canadensis.
I try to live a life of minimal consumption and maximum creation. More and more, I see how these are connected.