Monday, August 25, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Repurpose/Recycle

Well, over at Mixed Media Monday I'm "it" again as hostess - I love having so many guest hostesses - but it's nice to have an occasional turn as well :-) I chose "repurpose/recycle" as so many of us like to alter things. Then I was left wondering what to do. I have a house full of things "to alter some day", but nothing inspired to me. In the end, I was flipping through Issue 18 of Cloth Paper Scissors magazine and saw the spoons that were altered using alcohol inks, and that is what inspired me. Of course I had to be different, so I gave the spoon a face, a crown, wings and some beads. If I can think of a way to hang her, she'll hang by my desk - I was going to use magnets, but my son reminded me of the close proximity of the computer.

27 comments:

Mia said...

Gosh, I hadn't noticed it was a spoon before I read it!!
Excellent idea and into the bargain it's so beautiful:-D

Beth said...

I love your design, and it's a marvelous use of a spoon.

Rein said...

This is wonderful, love the colours you used!

herminesplace said...

Gorgeous spoon, love it.

Frickelfee said...

Absolutely fab art work!!!
Love your spoon!!!

Anni's Art said...

Diane love your spoon, it's so beautiful.

Sue Smith said...

A wonderful example of repurposing something! I just love it!

Rosie said...

Diane, it's gorgeous! I love your spoon... I almost made one myself! Perhaps you could mount it onto matboard and then hang it like that?

fatmasplace said...

oh diane, this week i haven´t any idea. now i see your adorable piece........ it´s really marvelous

Kathy said...

This is fantastic...

paru's_circle said...

this is one cool spoon!

Astrid Maclean said...

Great theme and a wonderful piece!

Char said...

Altered spoon is fab. Love the bright colors. Great lady.

Mary-Beth said...

This is wonderful Diane!! I'm going to have to look for some old spoons. LOL

vintage wil said...

This is wonderful work !!!

Lucy Edson said...

Fabulous, Diane!! Love the alcohol inks on metal!! Great recycling project and thanks for the inspiration this week! :)

redlan said...

i always like the way you combine colors. Your artwork for this week theme is so unique. and having idea about recycled or repurpose art's challenge is so creative.

nightowl said...

This is so pretty. I want to make one for my studio! thanks for the great idea/inspiration!

Sue Smith said...

Hi Diane, I'm not sure if your the right person to let know, but I tried to post a link to my blog for this challenge yesterday and it hasnt' popped up yet. Sometimes my comments end up in spam... otherwise I'm not sure what happened?

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Wonderful! Beautifully created.

Karen Mowrey said...

I have been wanting to do this as well, yours is great. I too have a line up of things waiting to be repurposed.

Danielle D said...

Oh, gorgeous spoon doll - I love her!

Mam said...

Oooh. Nice one, Diane. I knew it was a spoon! What else could it be!
Nancy

Barbara Hagerty said...

What a wonderful piece! Your spoon is lovely! And thank you for mentioning the magnets! I knew this, but need to keep it in mind while I'm working with metals and things near my computer!!

Carole said...

I just love this.

Lana said...

LOVE it!!! I've only just found your blog through this challenge site and will be back! This is so original! :)

Pearl Maple said...

Your spoon creation is darling, now that is a fun way to repurpose. Thanks for sharing your creative posts.