Sunday, May 31, 2015

Art At The Dump

About a month ago I was asked to be involved with a project
to create art from what could be found at the local dump. 

Living in a small community, we don't have garbage pick up, 
everyone takes their own garbage, and recycling items to the dump. 
The dump has a separate metal section
 as well as a section with lots of wood bits.

Attached to the building that holds the recycled items
there is a free store where items that are not garbage are put,
 and people can take them if they need them.

It is actually a pretty busy place with people not only bringing items,
but also picking up items that they may need
- especially since the closest hardware store is 100 miles away.

I spent some time there and found this old medicine cabinet 
that I thought I could turn into something.

So I scrubbed it down, hammered out a few dents and gave it a coat of paint. 

I also found some corks, a box of dominoes, a roll of paper, egg cartons,
 some old sewing patterns, used light bulbs and some pieces of wood 
that I used as the bases to create a variety of little items. 

I added some ink, paint, glue and some drawings from my supply at home
 to complete the pieces.

I also made some little bowls by shaping some mushed up egg carton pulp around a ball I found at the dump, and decorated them with coloured sewing patterns. 

There is more to this story, 
as I also spent a day at the dump 
getting community members to make items 
that were put on the shelves in the cabinet that became
a cabinet of curiosities.

Pictures of how it all came together will be posted soon...... I promise.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Limited Creative Time

Springtime  is my busiest time of year at my day job, 
which gives me very little creative time. 

But I managed to find a bit of time to play with bits of paper and pencil
on an old piece of cardboard that I slapped some white paint on. 

Creating keeps me from going crazy
during  these busy work filled days.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Pencil and Collage

I continue on working in my 'For the Love of Play' journal.

The pages started with a few stamps, and then some bits of collage
and were finished with some pencil drawings. 

I enjoyed creating these pages so much that I continued on 
with the same supplies on the next pages. 

I have to move on to a different project now, 
so not sure when I will get back to playing in this little journal
that I enjoy so much.

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Play Journal Pages

I have been playing in my 'For the Love of Play' journal. 

This was the last page I shared in this little journal, 

and this collage is what happened on the next page. 

Turning that page I added a pencil and watercolour sketch. 

I so enjoy creating in this journal I made, 
and have some more pages in the works to share soon.