I'm starting today with some staggering facts I found
on a blog called Dust Box Cleaning. I took a screen capture so you could see the blog address.
From the looks of these stats, I'm as guilty as the next person, because I use the plastic bags I get
when I shop to line my trash cans and the boys' litter clean-up
container. Not sure how else to deal with my trash, though, since I
wouldn't want to put the waste directly in the trash container. At
least I don't buy plastic trash can liners like some people I know. Any
thoughts on this are greatly appreciated.
But now let's put some of that trash to an artful use.
So far this month, I've made very little collage and mixed media art. I really miss it, so today I'm making a collage from various repurposed materials. The background is one I created during my 30 paintings in 30 days, then cut it down for this collage. I added oil (not baby oil) to the two book pages, as well as the parchment paper to give them a gossamer look. That only worked until the pages dried and then I lost much of the transparent nature of the oil. The parchment paper only laughed at me and repelled the oil.
The sheet music is vintage, but it looks white up against the rest of the papers. The gold circle was part of a see-through bag I was given. I cut the circle out and threw the rest in the recycle bin. The flowers and bear are wallpaper cut-outs, and the words were generated on my computer, printed, and colored with a watercolor pen.
Today is Day 15 of 22 and I created a mixed media collage from scraps. I plan to give this collage to my friend Sally. Thanks as always for your continued support of this annual 22 day project. Your thoughts and comments keep me going, even though there are times I wonder if I'll make it through to the end.
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