Thursday, July 12, 2007
Upcycling in Action
Thankfully for your reading pleasure I had this blog post started and saved in an outside source so I was able to have something to start with. Good thing since my brain feels like absolute mush this morning. I reached for some iced tea in the fridge but it is roobious and dammit caffeine free. Let's see if I can actually get it together enough to make a pot of real tea after I finish this sucker. See how much I love you all?
Seeing this gorgeous frame on Etsy the other day that includes pieces from one of my earlier collage packs reminded me that I needed to list them again. I had one sell last week and I never got around to replacing it because I wasn't sure how much I had left. Even before I cleaned my studio I had enough papers for two of what might possibly be my best collage pack yet? It is certainly a good one with plenty of variety. And I still had plenty of pieces for stickers, magnets and buttons. After pretty much finishing cleaning yesterday I have even more, but since those come from other pieces those have a totally different feel. I just love upcycling and using every bit of art and extra paper except for the tiniest of scraps.
This morning I got the notice that my featured on the wonderful Indie/Pretty/Perfect blog is up! This is really quite an honor since she tends to chose such fabulous finds and is quite a talented artist herself. I drool over her letterpress. But I don't envy the task she just had of moving that dinosaur halfway across the country. Letterpresses make my press look like a paper weight. Back when they were making letterpresses there was no such thing as a lightweight press. While my newly designed press was designed to weigh as little as possible while maintaining its function and durability. It weighs 300lbs with the stand while most letterpresses that can print as big as it can weigh over a thousand pounds. Somehow I don't think getting one of those up into my second floor Boston walkup would have worked for me no matter how much I tipped the delivery man!
There you go, my blog post is done and now that I have written it I am feeling like less of a zombie. A very good thing because I would like to take advantage of my newly cleaned studio and do some carving today. But I won't let the woodchips that come from it destroy all the work I did because now I have the perfect broom and dustbin combo ever. The dustbin is on a long handle so there is no need for me to bend over. I love it as much as any reasonable human could love a dustbin. Jon picked it out, he isn't so bad after all!
I still need to write about the Rothko and Bernini episodes of the Power of Art. Getting there! Let's me just put it this way for now, those were the last two episodes of the series (I saw it totally out of order) and I am very sad that he didn't choose to focus on fifty artists!