Monday, March 9, 2009
Trash to Treasure
Well there are two things that let me know IT IS SPRING finally in Central Ohio. The first thing is that on the way to work yesterday, I heard the frogs "singing" at Sharon Woods Park. They were at it last night too, so it isn't very long until all this nasty cold Winter weather is gone. Saturday and Sunday it was so warm that we #1 opened the windows, and #2 gave the dogs a bath in preparation for their Spring Cut. I'm going to have to do a before photo as all three are pretty fuzzy.
Next to make me know it is Spring is the arrival of the May issue of Doll Crafter & Costuming with my article on recycled thrift store rejects. It is called Trash to Treasure. If you've been reading my blog, you know that my whole theme this year is to recycle & to use recycled objects in every project I'm working on. Originally I had found some beanie animals stashed away in a tub of my junk & I had the idea to bead them. DUH! Like what else would I want to do with anything? LOL! So that started the whole thing. I sent a picture of some of my beaded animals to Sarah the editor of DC&C & she loved them. Asked me to write an article. I was challenged! It was fun writing it up. I wrote my statement about rescuing items on their way to further over fill our City Dump and turning them into pieces of Art. I think everyone is in love with the Hippo. I've had several people want to buy him, but he's not going to be for sale. Some things I just have to keep. The photographer did such a wonderful job with my group of misfits. Chris said we are going to have to get a little trunk to put them all on. Also, for those who live in Ohio area, I'm going to be teaching this class at Byzantium later this Summer/Fall.