Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
I guess it all started with the fact that I like to see materials used in unusual ways. Using a particular material in a new or unusual way, or making a familiar object out of a different media than would be considered "normal". That is so intriguing. I am also interested in the possibility of cutting down throw-away waste to the very smallest amount possible. I believe in reusing and recycling as much as is feasible.
So one day I saw a project in a knitting book that started me thinking in a new direction. The instructions were for a bath mitt of some sort knitted out of strips of plastic bags tied together. I was inspired to try replicating a plastic grocery bag by knitting a bag out of "yarn" made from strips of used plastic bags. And voila, a new obsession was born!
This is one of the first plastic bags I ever made. I knitted twine along with my plastic "yarn" for extra strength, but I haven't done that again. The plastic is strong enough on its own. This bag went to a school auction. It found a great home and is well used!
These three were donated to different local auctions:
I submitted a photo of this bag to a Bumbershoot Craft contest but never heard anything back….
These are my two latest bags:
This one is the Blues Bag. Because of the colors, not my mood! I'm just now starting it's opposite- a bag with yellows, orange, pinks, etc.
I'm so lucky to have lots of buddies giving me their colorful plastic shopping bags to cut up! I hope to someday sell some of these bag creations on the etsy online "store" that I have started to set up….but more on that later.
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Just so you know, here is my attempt at uploading the poster that I helped with for this upcoming local event. I did the painting for the poster. The actual, real-live poster is a little different. Oh well. I cut and pasted the Word document end everything got a bit funky. You get the main idea anyway. It looks like I will be doing a fish print booth in the afternoon during StreamFest. I stocked up on ink and rice paper today....
Celebrating the Streams on the
North Shores of Lake
Kenmore Senior Center
7-8 Kayakers meet at Kenmore Senior Center
8-9:30 Kayak along north shore to see kokanee
10:30-3 Learn about streams & kokanee at Kenmore Senior Center