Tuesday, March 02, 2010

red hat


red hat
Originally uploaded by meganhoover

This is so weird but I had to share what I did. I use the little Crystal Light individual drink packets to flavor bottled water sometimes. The box they come in is so cute and tiny and when I went to toss it in the recycling, I thought, "What if this could be turned into a little painting?" Like many of us artsy types, I've painted on cardboard before, but not like this. I stuffed 3 plastic grocery bags in it to fill it up (I figure that's 3 fewer bags in the landfill), sanded the outside, taped off the ends (masking tape) and gessoed the whole thing (except the back). Then I painted a quick face and now I've got a little painting that can stand on a shelf. I thought this was so cool (it's probably nothing new but it's new to me!) I love the upcycling aspect of this more than anything.  What do you think?

10 comments:

  1. This is great Mwgan! even down to the bags inside : )

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  2. so stinkin cool. thanks for the stuffing tip, too. i LOVE to recycle. combine that with paint and i am one happy girl!

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  3. Very cool! Great way to recycle too.

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  4. I think this is great!! I love the little chunky-ness of it!!

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  5. I think it's fantastic and oh, so creative! I usually just cut up packaging boxes and use them for postcards and such but this is just so much more interesting.

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  6. Well HELLO..."now" famous artist!!! Megan...you are so unique and I LOVE your BIZARRE BEAUTIES.....gee, maybe I can learn to love myself!!...HA! I was at your site earlier today then couldn't find it again!!! But now I have re-found it and am bookmarking it twice!...no interruptions now....to gaze a while....I am so proud of you....and so excited...look how much work you have produced!!!....LOVE LOVE it ALL!....Congratulations!! Love in Christ!! sherry

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  7. I forgot to tell you how adorable and fun I think the little boxes are!!!! Something we could also do with kids....I am a big kid and will be trying one! Wonderful!! Get well! Spring is on it's way....yay!

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  8. OH sherry!!! thanks for your wonderfully uplifting comments! I miss my gut art gals so much and I've joined little glimpses studio to try to get that comraderie back! Anyway, glad to hear from you!
    thanks again!

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  9. That's just crazy fun - thanks for sharing!!

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  10. I just love this so much. Now all my "To Go" juice thingies are sitting in a cup. I just had to have the boxes. I made two this week and had so much fun! Thank you for the wonderful idea!

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