Thursday, January 10, 2013

Be on the Lookout for your next Artist Canvas

I just love found objects.  They make great art.  Today I opened a large box of copy machine toner.   The big box was filled with crunched up kraft paper.  In the past, I've thrown the paper in the recycle bin.

Today I saw it with new eyes.  I saw it as a canvas for my art. I wrestled this huge thing of paper into submission and finally got it folded so I could bring it home.  There was a 8 inch long strip left over so I doodled on it between phone calls, answering the door and typing.

I like it so much I did two more strips when I got home this afternoon.  I added colored pencil, some white gel pen, a bit of metallic marker and a hint of picket fence and this is the result.  To continue on my stretching path, I wandered into the front bedroom and sewed the strips together.   Many years ago I bought a made in India patch work shirt at a flea market.  This page reminds me of that shirt.


  1. I remember when those shirts were popular! Yes. It does kind of remind me of that! What a great way to reduce, reuse and recycle!

    1. Thanks so much for you comment. It just tickles me to pieces when someone comments. Glad to know someone else remembers those shirts!

  2. Sewing the pieces together was a brilliant brainwave! They look fantastic. It's great that you've turned garbage into something beautiful.