Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Shout out to SHANI!

Hey Girl!

This one's for you....since you asked so nicely and all : ) hee hee!

How excited are my INSPIRED PEEPS to be starting an ART GROUP?? I am so excited...and I have the GREATEST IDEA....READY??

OK...here's the idea I plan to submit to the group.....

I have been thinking of the EXCESS in my life...too much STUFF...too many PRODUCTS unused (and yet I still want MORE.....what is the deal???) and I am completely bored with everything on the walls in our house....I want new art but cannot justify the expense....you get where I am going with this???

So I have been EYEBALLING these two large pieces in our dining room....they set me back about $80 each (Bed Bath and Beyond with a 20% off coupon..not MOMA or anything- but still!) - so I cannot just toss them.....but I don't like them anymore. So I thought....wonder if Rob would mind if I GESSOED OVER THEM and made something ELSE! Something Anahata Katkin-esque...maybe a MANDELA....or something like what EMILY FALCONBRIDGE DID HERE. Start a whole new LOOK to the haus.......

Reduce, reuse, recycle, repurpose. How about making ART out of STUFF THAT YOU HAVE AROUND BUT DON'T WANT ANYMORE? Of course I would not expect anyone to SHIP something huge....but maybe a little something....take a frame that you no longer LOVE and reinvent it. Take a plain notebook from your STASH OF A GADRILLION and create an art journal for a special friend. Make a wall sculpture out of a few old paperbacks (folding the pages into designs....saw it a while back in Home Companion Magazine and WANT TO DO IT!)

I thought Jilliene would especially appreciate the GREEN take on this! : )


Cameron said...

OH MY STINKIN' HECK I AM SOOOOOOO IN!!!! In in in in in in IN! In like Flynn. IN.

Love you for this. And the altered book link.

Have I mentioned I am IN?

shani said...

yeah!! you came back. love the links. thanks lady. i'm so in for doing a project like those you linked.

amy said...

I'm all over that idea. LOVE IT!!

Jilliene Designs said...

I love that Cameron! What a great idea! (and our planet thanks you too.) I have been thinking about creating recycled art a lot - I have a couple things in the works but nothing completely formulated. I love your inspiration!