recycled art

Exploring recycled art-for-play at Children’s Garden, Sarasota

July 12, 2011 | 0

We thought we were going to get rained out, but other than some bugs, we had a lovely time exploring Children’s Garden, an outdoor, interactive garden of recycled-ness in Sarasota with the girls.  My sister’s little 3 year old, enjoyed her independence running the “maze”, playing in the sand, and singing on the outdoor stage.  Because it was in between rain storms, there were only 2 other little boys in the whole place, and they were running around in their costumes from the “dress up room” and their play swords thoroughly enjoying the pirate ship.   My favorite was the bamboo forest!

The gnats reminded us that we were out in nature, and how special and unique the Gardens were.  Depending on the age of your children, it would be quite relaxing to take a cooler of goodies and a good book, and let the kids run around imagining!   Highly recommend!

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Thrift store rolley cart my latest mosaic victim

August 15, 2010 | 0

Any flat surface is fair game. I bought this for maybe 8 bucks but after I mosaic’ed it I realized it would be perfect for holding our flyers and calendars at the studio by the front door.
I used tiles we painted this summer with leftover customer paint…and some we just painted when we were consolidating bottles. I cracked up about a dozen 6″ tiles. Katie helped me butter and set them!
As u can tell from the close up, they are “casually” painted, but from a distance it looks just fine.

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My first (and last)mosaic’ed sink

July 31, 2010 | 0

A pool contractor donated these sample pool tiles last year instead of throwing them in the garbage. Our customers are so thoughtful! I was waiting for the perfect project to use them on and low and behold…this $2.99 thrift store gem caught my eye.

This will be a conversation piece at our MoZaic Art Fest on Monday. Conversation like, “why? Kristin, why?”. Still need a way to set it though…I wanted to go to the Habitat For Humanity Restore to find something but didn’t have time, so I suppose I need to be creative. Will clean and polish shortly…

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