Monday, 11 February 2013

The Objects of Memories of Marriage

Unlike relationships, objects don’t disintegrate because of a change of mind, a terrifying situation or a breakdown of trust. They remain, till there is a concrete reason to destroy them or they have lost the battle against the elements. One such concrete reason is a divorce.

Read more of this personal story by Arathi Menon

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Building your Visual Library

I notice that you build a visual library much faster when it comes to things you are actually interested in ... So it's not just about a bunch of hard work and staring at things that bore you and copying them until you force them into your brain, it's really more about getting interested in what's around you.


Sunday, 9 September 2012

"It strikes me that all of those things I've collected are favored just to me — and that's OK. I am not looking to retire off the proceeds from the sales. The best part of having them has always been collecting them. The adventure, the building of memories around the acquisition and finding just the right place for them at home was the best part."

Writes Denyse Smith in a great personal article titled Acquiring Memories Just For Me pubished in Living Daily.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Stories from Things

The book has 10 Simple Steps. Each Step is written like a hands-on guide with examples of ordinary things that people live with. The examples range from ordinary things selected from your living room to the sports bag to the kitchen drawer and dressing table to your heirlooms.Things kept in storage that you are yet reluctant to part with. Things that tell your stories are your memoir.

The journey to writing the memoir begins by becoming aware of the Material World that people build around them over the years. Memories reside in objects. The 10 Steps of the journey are about how to recall your past by selecting and listing the items, displaying and creating conversations around the objects, then researching to fill in information gaps before beginning to write.