Recycling & Upcycling
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.
Posted by Diane Duncan on September 2, 2014 in Featured Flag, Recycle and upcycle | 0 comments
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...
Posted by Diane Duncan on January 19, 2013 in Featured Flag, Recycle and upcycle, This And that! | 0 comments
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...
Posted by Diane Duncan on August 27, 2008 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, Recycle and upcycle, This And that! | 0 comments
Back home tonight. What a busy ten days we have had. First a smooth flight with wonderful views of clouds and the fields and forest below as we flew west . . . Then a walk down Stephen Street in Calgary under wonderful blue skies . . . a rodeo in Airdrie . . . a visit to Drumheller on a day when the thermometer registered 40 degrees Celsius and a brisk dry wind was blowing . . . An afternoon in Banff amidst the glorious Canadian Rockies . . . A visit with new friends in Wilderness Village RV Resort just outside Rocky Mountain House, multiple...
Posted by Diane Duncan on July 27, 2008 in Featured Flag, Fibre Art & Quilts, Mixed Media, Recycle and upcycle | 1 comment
Earlier this spring I had the opportunity to buy an embellisher but had little time to play with it. Now that the exhibition work is completed, I was able to use one of the recent rainy days to play and here is one of the first pieces I completed. Because this was strictly experimental I just used materials that were easy to access – quilt batt trimmed from the edges of the T-shirt quilt, some odds and ends of wool and scraps from my ‘baggie’ of clippings. This is a picture of the first strip before pressing. I like...