Green Chutes the Co-op gallery I am in will be putting up a Christmas tree and asked the artists to create an ornament for the tree and then to make multiples to put under the tree. I am not good at making duplicates of anything, so I wondered what to make...I had just ordered all these postcards with my logo on them...I also bought all these small frames at a backyard craft sale...and had no specific idea in mind for them and the idea was born. I glued a jewel on each crown over the photo of the jewel and added a ribbon. These are priced at $7 each.
On Tuesday I volunteered to take 2 groups of 15- 14 year olds on a tour around the galleries to see how artists repurpose items into art. I then had the idea that each student should make or at least start their own recycled project. After viewing lego's made into credit card holders and old jewelry made into new jewelry, china plates and candle holders made into cake plates, maps made into purses etc. We then went upstairs and they got to come up with their own ideas with the items that were generously donated. Every one was on task and seemed quite thrilled with the whole idea.
While I was down there I brought some winter/holiday art to display and hopefully sell.
|A Walk in the Woods collage in a decorated frame|
|Tin Soldier Baubles in a painted tin|
|Bless This Home|
|Mardi Gras Angel Hand painted wood body, one of the pieces of wood is the top to a hot sauce bottle, vintage button|
|Dali Angel made with Vintage handkerchief and fork/hand|
|Royal Angel Silver sugar spoon, gem and tassel|
|Snowman on a Sled- Wall plaque|