Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Recycle, reuse


I'm once again joining Alison/Craftytrog, our host this month at Art Journal Journey.  Her theme is recycle/collage, which fits nicely with my recycling efforts this month. It's time to put my words into action.  Here is how I describe Earth Day:

Remember to rethink, reduce, reuse, recycle, re-invent, redesign, re-craft, recover, restore, rebuild, revamp, reclaim, and repurpose.  And because I have used recycled items, I am also joining Try it on Tuesday where their theme this fortnight is Recycle Something.





 

It's how to save our planet.


And don't forget, this all leads to respect: respect for our planet, respect for trash as art, and respect for what you and I as artists can achieve.

This is Day 4 of 22 and I reused two security envelopes, along with an image I found in an old magazine.   I sewed the envelopes and image together using variegated thread, then added the piece to my large art journal. 

Thank you beyond belief for allowing me into your world today. Today, you will find me at Art Journal Journey and Try it on TuesdayHope to see you both places, too.  I'm grateful you are following along on this 22 day quest which leads up to bEARTHday.

19 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful page! Thanks, too, for joining us at TIOT. Have a nice day, Valerie

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant and creative..💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]
❣️

craftytrog said...

Those words are perfect Elizabeth, I love how you arranged them on your arty page. Love the stitching too!
Alison xx

My name is Erika. said...

NICE!!!! I like your cloth background and those words. Good choices. I think we can all use to hear those words every now and again. Hope it's a good day. Hugs-Erika

froebelsternchen said...

Recycling on it's most creative way with all those positiv words for "re"
I love to see you at TioT as wel with this beautifl and clever made page for AJJ!
Much appreciated my Recycling Queen Elizabeth I.!

Happy day my lovely Co.-Admin!
Hope you get a new keyboard soon, poor Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

kathyinozarks said...

great page, I love recycling-most of what we have in our home furniture etc is recycled from somewhere not bought brand new. my art journal wool and other fabrics are all from recycled clothing. now that I think about almost all of my yarns for weaving were not bought brand new but collected from thrift shops and garage sales etc-love that.

CJ Kennedy said...

Perfect words.

Nancy said...

Great reminder! Of course, I love the stitching and think it adds so much.

RO said...

A great reminder to reuse when we can and to revisit. That stitching looks pretty neat too! Hugs...RO

Jeanie said...

Your page offers good words to remember. And I agree with the others about the stitching. Very nice.

Divers and Sundry said...

Recycling is always a good emphasis and especially appropriate in April. I love all your ways of encouraging re-use :)

Birgit said...

The stitching is great and love the material you used. The words speak volumes-very inventive

Meggymay said...

Fantastic words to use on your recycling page and words that we should all be very much aware of, as discarding things is such a waste
and not at all good for the planet. I loved the layout and the stitching.
Thank you Elizabeth for adding your page to TioT's, I thought this theme would appeal to you this time.
Yvonne xx

da tabbies o trout towne said...

this is a really neat piece Elizabeth, and I love the message portrayed ~~~ nice work ☺☺♥♥ hi to bleu and squiggles ~ =^..^=

Rita said...

Great page! We all need to do these as much as possible. :)

Cindy McMath said...

Great page and lots of wonderful recycling (and collage).

Let's Art Journal said...

What wonderful words to summarise Earth Day and you have captured them beautifully on your page! I love all the recycling too 😁. Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday! J 😊 x

pearshapedcrafting said...

Wow! This has real impact Elizabeth! I always love it when you add some sewing so this is a real treat! Thank you so much for joining us at Try It On Tuesday! Hugs, Chrisx

Incipient Wings said...

great page, love how the thread looks against the safety envelope background.
such an important message too.
hugs!