With Christmas only 39 days away, shops are starting to all play their Christmas music and have sales, encouraging spending. After just moving house and cringing and how much surplus we had (the hospice shop did well!), I love the idea of giving memories or baking for friends and family this Christmas 🎄
Shout out to our truck team for another home clean-out completed! For those of you who didn’t know we have a sister company called Junk Recyclers that perform all sorts of eco-friendly home and business junk removals and furniture moving! Next time you stop by The Regeneration Station ask us about our junk removal services! #theregenerationstation #junkrecyclers #junkremoval #homecleanout #upcycling #recycled
Today we celebrate America Recycles Day with a big old pile of trash we collected from our local beach! While I am so happy to see widespread support for recycling, it is equally or arguably more important to promote refusing or reusing. Proper education on which items can be recycled is crucial (i.e. don’t recycle greasy pizza boxes!), but so is reducing the plastic we consume daily. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
As I said after we participated in a zero waste challenge, I highly recommend collecting your plastic waste in a mason jar for a week or longer. It highlights exactly what you use and lets you properly analyze what pieces of plastic are unnecessary and could be eliminated from your day to day life. I am still by no means zero waste, but I have been able to drastically reduce the plastic in my life over the last year. And these days when I do accidentally collect a plastic bag or other container, I will save it and try to incorporate it into a future FTGU product!
To sum up my rambling: don’t limit yourself to the one “R” when you can recycle, refuse, reuse, reduce, repurpose, reclaim, remove...etc. Any words I missed? 😂
My latest creation…. “The Vision”.
This behemoth was an epic adventure to bring to life and I am ridiculously happy with the result.
I set out to make a freestanding sculpture that is multicoloured, multifaceted, and multidimensional.
One of the things that is integral to my work is finite detail and exactitude; and I wanted to keep that same level of intricacy but expand outward and upward.
I am very interested in making large scale installations while maintaining the same level of complexity that runs through my other work…. and this is my second attempt at growing in this way.
I love how this piece would awe from a distance and tantalise from up close. It was so much fun watching brains boggle; I loved the perplexed faces, and overhearing the comfortably confused chatter. :-)
This structure was made from 99% rubbish and recycled materials and it was all about defining relationships and making connections between unrelated things through the use of color, shape, texture, and repetition.
Big thanks to Dragon Dreaming Festival and all the crew for supporting me on my artistic journey and providing such an amazing platform to share my vision. Thank you so much.
Dream on. . . . . . . . #installationart #festival #festivalart #recycledart #recycled #upcycle #upcycling #upcycledart #upcycledartist #upcycledartistry #visionaryart #visionary #visionaryartist #lightwizardart #trashtotreasure #hardrubbish #sculpture #sculptureart #elements #pieces #puzzle
There’s no better day to appreciate all of the little pieces of beauty in our world than America Recycles Day! So, PLEASE, do your part - always recycle! #Climashield #ClimaLife
This is a first pass at an upcycling project idea that I have been holding aside for a while. I decided to go ahead with it in between making holiday gifts. I used a dish soap bottle as a base and fitted it with a snap closure.
I will refine the process and make more of these to use as gift boxes. It is much better than tossing it in the garbage bin. ☺️👍 #crafts #upcycling #upcycle #giftideas #recycle #recycling
...was Kinderaugen zum leuchten bringt...
Never follow someone else’s path...unless you’re in the woods; and you’re lost; and you see a path. Then for Pete’s sake follow that path #italiandays #tuscany #chianti