Thursday, November 5, 2009

I'm on TryHandmade.Com

Here's the link I promised you in the last post & for those that didn't see the last post.........

Rebecca Hadfield writes the "Going Green Column" for & she contacted me last week about featuring my "upcycled" pieces in her column.

(I'm VERY honored to have my work chosen for her Going Green Column!!)

If you'd like to check it out, you can click here!!

Sorry, couldn't do a blog post without a photo :)

On another note, I had an elementary teacher from Massachusetts contact me to see if I was interested in participating in their Teracycle program & taking a few chip bags that the students had been collecting off their hands. (Of course, I jumped at the chance!!)

Both Rebecca & this school teacher found me through my Etsy shop, which is fabulous!! Ever since I've opened my shop, I've had this underlying fear of, "is my work getting seen" "am I placing my work in the right places for people to see me?" So when opportunities like these two happened, it was SO nice to know that someone out there other than my closest artist friends & family weren't the only ones visiting my shop!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Lay's Potato Chips from Thailand??

Sorry that I haven't posted in awhile, but my home has been battling with some type of bug & we can't seem to shake it. The only thing I do know is that it's not the regular flu or the H1N1 flu, thank goodness!!

The opportunites that I have felt good, I've been creating art, like a mad woman, from my upcycled chip/soda/candy wrappers materials!! The custom orders have really been helping since I received word from my "day job" that each of the staff have to take a day off every two weeks until February without pay :( I try to put a good spin on it & look at it as another day for me to create art & maybe clean my house just a little more often. :)

I wanted to share with you these WONDERFUL chip bags I found on Ebay from a seller in Thailand. At the time, the seller offered these with the chips inside, sealed. I was concerned with customs & didn't really need 4 bags of Lay's Sweet Basil chips, so I contacted the seller to see if he would sell them to me empty & sure enough, he did (I wonder if he thought it was odd that I only asked for the bags?)

Aren't the colors just YUMMY?!!! Not sure what to do with these just yet & I'm thinking that they might have to sit in my studio for a little while before getting cut up. I do know that one of the things I make from these will be MINE :)

The Thai language is just beautiful on these bags, even the Nutrition Facts are in Thai. Funny how you can find such beauty in everyday things.

On another note, I'm excited to announce that Rebecca from is going to feature me & my art made from recycled chip/soda/candy wrappers in her Going Green column this week. I think it's to be posted this Thursday. I'll post the link here as soon as Rebecca releases it. (I can hardly wait!!)