Themes of eco art have been running through my weeks lately as it is, so the prompt from IMT is timely indeed for me. My camera is busted so I can only show you a couple of examples this road has been taking me. I have a pile of various things that I've been setting out to collage, and have predominantly been applying tissue paper too instead. (I think I've talked about that in a previous post) It is terribly exciting to me right now to consider every object that passes through my hands a possible piece of art. I think about whether it's suitable and how often I don't know so I just try it. A glass jar, a carton I have that a candle came in, an old jewelry box...
This first piece is a pencil cup that my husband made out of scrap pieces of wood he had in his shop. I set about decorating it with tissue paper. Some of the scraps of tissue I have are pieces saved out of a present, and I liked the design.
Here's a photo of all the sides scanned and put together into one photo:
The second piece is an old music box that I got from a freecycle exchange. I made some color copies (that turned out a bit yellowish from lack of ink) of some Old Maid cards I have and used various bits w/ it...including a scrap of handmade lace from a strange string I have of it that my grandma made. (Or my great grandma...anyway, it's old and doing nothing in my box of stuff so I used it.) The song it plays is "Through the Eyes of Love". (The theme song from the movie "Ice Castles" I might add.)