Recycling & Upcycling

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Side one – denim recycled from jeans

Closely related to my love of assemblage and mixed media is my ‘Use it or lose it!’ approach to my art. I love when I can incorporate recycled items into my work and can be frequently found ‘upcycling’ pieces of clothing – especially sweatshirts which I love to wear most cool days.

Settling in to a new “Creative” Year

Posted by on September 2, 2014 in Featured Flag, Recycle and upcycle | 0 comments

Settling in to a new “Creative” Year

Spring and summer 2014 have been a time of extremes. Emotions have run the gambit – from high to low. Happy times mingled with sad, joy with sadness. It was a time of renewal and of letting go. Since April I have said goodbye to a much loved younger brother who left us suddenly without warning. A warm and caring man, highly regarded by family, friends and neighbours; his death has left a hole in many lives. The shock and sadness left me reeling. On the other hand, this summer we traveled to Ontario where we renewed friendships that span...

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Waste not, Want not!

Posted by on January 19, 2013 in Featured Flag, Recycle and upcycle, This And that! | 0 comments

Waste not, Want not!

Today was a retreat day – a day of doing things that really don’t require a lot of thought.  My sister arrived on January 8 and my routines immediately went for naught!  Blog time, journal time, ‘me’ time disappeared into a daily round of trying to find new things to do in very cold and often stormy weather.  We did manage a trip to Lake Louise for lunch on the only sunny day!  She has now returned home, so life is gradually moving back to ‘normal’. Today I re-entered my ‘studio’ – my...

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