Sunday, April 20, 2008

Inspire Me Thursday - Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Here is my offering for Inspire Me Thursday's theme this week: 'Reduce, Reuse, Recycle' for Earth Day 2008 honoring precious Mother Earth.

Fresh paint in my paper bag journal that I made after seeing a tutorial on one of my favorite artists blog, Judy Wise. The woman is insanely creative & talented - I would love to make it to one of her classes some day, her journals are so real and unbelievable, honestly :) These journals are fairly easy to make, the only thing I would maybe do differently with my next one is not crumple the bags and simply cut them to size /stitch together. Either that or alternate wrinkled pages with smooth ones for more options.

As some of you may know I'm relocating to the Southwest in a few weeks, so not much else has been on my mind - packing & purging are on my daily to-do list. I think the folks at Goodwill are starting to expect to see me just about every day lately! This entry reflects how I've been feeling lately. The butterfly you see (taken from my growing stash of magazine clippings for collage work) is only one of many that are fluttering around in my stomach these days as I prepare our family for the.big.move.

I took a trip to the Southwest recently to check out some new digs - here are some of my fave photos. I loaded them up in this cool little [paperless] photo album and added some music , a spin on the Rolling Stones' 1971 song, 'Wild Horses', as I was feeling quite moody & nostalgic putting this together. The story behind the original song can be found here.



Anonymous said...

Very nice. Makes me think of 'home' which for me is the north west of Australia. The landscape is very similar except for the fact that our land is bright red.

The perfect setting to celebrate Mother earth, as the huge landscape makes you appreciate the magesty of natures Mother.

Susan Tuttle said...

Hi Laura!
I love your piece on the paper bag - what interesting textures it makes! - perfect sentiment for Earth Day!

I so enjoyed viewing your slideshow - great photos of things that spoke to you on your trip. I especially love that yellow rose!

Come to Cali - yes, yes!!!!


PixieDust said...

ahhhhhh... you're using one of my favorite canvases!!!


very nice!

Crafty Green Poet said...

beautiful painting and a great way to recycle! I like the crumpled effect.

Carolyn said...

I was surfin' the blogs and stopped by for a visit.

I just wanted to say hi and nice blog!


Debbie Egizio said...

Great idea! Love this!

Ms Dragonfly said...

she seems pensive, if that's the word. thoughtful :)