I filled this Printer's Tray with little treasures from my desk. I wanted to create something from all the leftover bits and bobs sitting out, neglected and rejected from other projects. Lots of hand painted goodies and a mixture of fabric, paper, and metal. Interestingly, this tray ended up being a study in adhesives. What's the right adhesive to hold each element in place? I think my favorite nooks are (1) the one holding the fortune cookie fortunes and (2) the large rectangle which houses the blue buttons and the big puffy heart. I backed that rectangle with a piece of my paint rag. The heart is also made from a paint rag remnant.
It's so nice to be able to take all those things that might have ended up either in the trash or at the bottom of a junk drawer, and showcase them. The beauty in the little things, or something like that.