I'm getting ready to enjoy a snack. I don't often snack, but when I do, I usually eat it at my computer, or in front of the TV. However, recently I realized I was in a rut that could lead to depression. So, instead of sitting at my computer or in front of the TV, I realized I needed to treat my snacks as I do my meals: with dignity. So I've set the table and am ready
for some Greek yogurt and zero calorie flavored water.
This is new and instead of drinking coffee, I'm eating it (beans) in the yogurt,
along with some biscotti bits and tiny chocolate chips.
Even this plastic container of water can be made more appealing with a fresh lemon slice served in a stately old wine glass.
Now it's time to segue into the recycle part of this post. Not only have I saved this hard plastic bottle, but also the lid from a sour cream container. I also decided on three colors I thought would look good together. All of these sit on top of a 12" X 12" sheet of heavy card stock.
First, I added some yellow paint to the plastic lid I'm now using as a paint palette.
Then I stamped onto the card stock.
After stamping, I realized I should not have twisted the bottle, but should have set it down straight, like a "regular" stamp.
Next I added the green and rotated the bottle such that it would line up with the unpainted area. I should have removed the excess yellow paint from the palette before adding the green, but hindsight is always 20/20.
Granted, this may not look like much, but it was just a bit of play and I learned a lot from this small bit of play. I can see this as a Christmas wreath (in different colors of course), or even one for autumn. I also realized I would need to change "stamps" if I wanted to fill in the center Adding the purple would only have muddied the images.
Now it was time to clean the bottom of the bottle and the paint that was left on the plastic lid. So I grabbed an old statistics book and went to town.
Before I washed the bottom of the bottle so it could hold different paint, I removed the label, which I will recycle in one of my scrappy journals or add to a collage.
This is Day 12 of 22 and I enjoyed a snack from plastic containers that I made more appealing by setting the table as I do for my meals. I then took the plastic bottle (and a plastic lid I used as a paint palette) and turned it into a stamp for mixed media art.
Now it's your turn to share your T inspired drink and post. Remember, it can be anything you choose, as long as it in some way, can relate back to a drink of any kind.
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