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Fun At Your Fingertips

4 Jan

Image; sesamestreet.org

Club Creative Studio shares information about creativity.  Today’s post may inspire you, as well as warm your heart and hands at the same time.  This suggested project using a recycled wool sweater is explained to you step-by-step via video, from a child that has a pulse on fun and function at her fingertips.

Where I live, the weather is showing its first signs of winter. It may be brief but, for someone who lives near the beach, it takes an effort to appreciate the cold.  If I had to put a spin on my mood…I guess I would have to say that it can be fun to break out fashionable clothing that is warmer and not worn very often. One item that I do need for sure besides a warm coat is a nice fun pair of mittens.  Sometimes, a pair of fun and colorful mittens do the trick to add personality to your over-all winter blues.  Putting fun at your fingertips, maybe you can find the inspiration and time to create your very own hand-made mittens.  This post will give you one idea on how you can do it.

If you celebrate, endure or simply put up with the cold or you know someone who has to deal with seasonal change to cooler weather.  What can be true is that you can find creativity in keeping warm.  Mittens can be a small part of that warmth.  Warmth at your fingertips that can be a stylish, fun and functional addition to your winter wardrobe.  They can be inexpensive and expressive.  This blog post hopes to inspire you to bring fun to your fingers. Afterall, creativity CAN be contagious and I have found another young person that is pleased to pass this same belief along. I think Olivia is adorable in this video!  Will you be eager to follow her directions and try your hand (hands) at making your own warm felted mittens?  I can’t resist thinking about it myself! Good luck!

Trash To Treasure

5 Oct

Club Creative Studio’s post today helps you to identify trash to treasure finds. Hunt out artists that are sharing their creativity by way of recycling, reusing or repurposing items into their artwork.  They are all around!
Many feel that our planet is existing in a fragile ecological state, with global warming issues and other changes amplifying the world’s questionable status.  Making art incorporating found objects, or recycled objects is one way to make a difference. Creating recycled art gives the viewer the opportunity to appreciate creativity and found objects while waking up to environmental issues at the same time.  Creating or admiring art from recycled elements provides the viewer with an opportunity to find a deeper meaning in art.  The viewer is asked to appreciate in an aesthetic way, something that is commonly found or normally discarded.

Blue River

Art by: John Dahlsan entitled Blue River, Finalist in the 2003 Wynne Prize for Australian Landscape at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, would like to collect $15,000.00 for “Blue River” made from plastic bags.

Other artists as well continue to push the limits of incorporating found items into their artful creations.  Here are a few others that I have identified as artists embracing the recycling, reusing and repurposing elements of life.  Enjoy admiring the creations.

Art: Betsy Soifer

Enjoy animal figures with recycled metals and found objects from artist Betsy Soifer.  Cigar box instruments by hammeredfrets.com and recycled office paper hand-cut and applied as fashion.  Can we get more diverse than this?

cigar box instruments

Photo by: Sandrine Hahn

Club Creative Studio Art

Club Creative Studio has a series of items that incorporate found objects.  Pendants made with bottle caps are artfully filled with items that are hand-picked from the sands of the beach near where I reside on the Atlantic East Coast. I include small shells, pebbles, real shark teeth and small beads.  A simple cord or chain brings the simplistic look to life. Each being totally unique.

Club Creative Studio's Found/Repurposed Art

Enjoy hunting for artists that find ways to recycle, reuse or repurpose items into their creations. There are many of us around!

Please visit : http://www.clubcreativestudio.com

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