Beautifying Recyclables

recycablesToday I spent a bit of time preparing recyclables to be beautified. One never knows when inspiration will hit. When inspiration hits I like running with the new idea. It leads to new adventures for one never knows where their creation may take them. I hope my recyclable art can become a form of beauty for others to enjoy!

Growing Inspiration…

Nothing is more inspirational than watching life grow. My tomato seedling popped just a couple of days ago. The tomato plant is becoming a daily sketching subject. Daily sketching is one way to nurture the growth of one’s art. An artist may capture simple changes the normal eye may take for granted.

As part of my daily studies, I like to take digital photos and enhance them using filters. My digital studies add a new dimension to how I view a subject to draw. Daily art studies for nurturing one’s talent doesn’t have to take a lot of time. Simple sketching studies such as this may help one’s art to grow in leaps and bounds.


The above image is a photo of the tomato seedling in my hydroponic garden.

Wonder What Art Ventures Lie Ahead for the New Year

During the last handful of years, I had to put my journey with art on hold. My husband’s battle with cancer took priority. Towards the end, Bill said, “It is now your time to enjoy life and do all the things you ever wanted.” This statement was followed by, “You should become the artist you always wanted to be.” So as the New Year Unravels I wonder where my art creations are going to take me?


The above image is a mixed medium smashing an ink drawing with digital filters via the Snapseed APP

Upcycle Art Venture

Recently a relative near and dear to me left the world we know to start a new journey. A journey many of us including myself do not understand. However we can’t prevent this future destiny guiding us to depart from the world we know.

Upon cleaning the belongings of this person I stumbled on a recyclable item.  The relative was always proud of my art accomplishments and many times shared how they loved my sun designs. It only seems appropriate to memorialize this person by creating sunshine art with this item once owned by them. My love is pouring out into this creation.

Following is an in-progress image for the upcycle art I’m creating.

Sunshine, Love, warmth

Can you guess what the 3-d item might be? Stay tuned for future posts to learn more.

Below is an updated picture of the detail I’m adding to this project…. Sorry for the “flash” washed out the coloring of the artwork and it isn’t showing the true color or details.


Please share all guesses for this useful #upcycle item in the comment area

Inspiration Hidden in a Shell…

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Whoever thought leftover non edible food remnants could become the center of inspiration? Today I’m setting off on a new journey using pistachio nut shells to create art. First step is to paint a rainbow of colors on hundreds or thousands of shell halves. This will be followed by sketching out an outline to help with piecing the assorted shell tiles together.  Still waiting to discover what and how I’m going to apply these colored shells into a rhythmic pattern of beauty.  Stay tuned to experience this adventure with me😊