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R is for Recycled, Reuse, Repurpose and Reinvent

23 Apr

Club Creative Studio’s post today with the focus on the letter “R” will hopefully inspire you to create.  There is much satisfaction in creating but, when you add a twist to your creative challenge by figuring out how to reinvent an item from its original form…that is really a thrill! Earth day yesterday probably gave you a jump start to realizing that you can do more with your trash. Make it a treasure.

Ask the questions today when you sit down to create how can I recycle this item? How might I reuse this item in a different way? Can this item have a new function, can it be repurposed? How did I reinvent this item from its original intended form or function?

Club Creative Studio's recycled magazine strip bead.

I challenge you today to create from a different perspective. Look around to consider creating from a recycled item.  How might you reuse something that you may have normally discarded? To redefine and repurpose an item is meaningful because of the thought that went into the process of its new creation.

How can you reinvent an object to take on a new fun or functional aspect?  Answer those questions for yourself as you create with the goal in mind today to restructure an element creatively.  Need inspiration?  Take a look at the photos provided that have been created with a new twist from broken charms and unlikely resources.

Club Creative Studio necklace. Pendant made with recycled broken charms.

Feel free to share you thoughts and ideas for how you have reinvented an item creatively.  Save the environment one element at a time, and share your creativity as well.  Good luck on your ventures today.  Enjoy these creations as well and please view more original and one-of-a-kind art from my hands and heart at Club Creative Studio.

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Repurpose Your Pencils

4 Oct

Welcome to the blog site of Club Creative Studio where I share information on the topic of CREATIVITY.  My personal mantra is: Be Creative Everyday and I find many other people who have a desire or action plan to do the same in their artistic day.

As a specific topic today, I would like to share a few images that I found from various places online that repurpose pencils.  Let’s get to the point…If you have a collection of sharpened or non sharpened pencils the point is that you can do more with it than just draw. Here are a few examples of creative things others have done with pencils.

I love the texture, dimension and unique look of using an everyday item in a very different and unexpected way. The artist is unknown  in this work but it is a sample visual prompt in a lesson plan for students to begin the same type project.  I found this visual at: communitypencils.com.

We should already know the importance of recycling.  Added to the reasons why we should protect our environment and resources is the fact that we can also make art from recycled materials.  It is great to be able to challenge ourselves to use what is typically not reused and might be recycled rather than put in landfills.

By collecting broken, chewed, or different sized pencils, you can glue them together end-to-end and side-by-side to form an interesting surface texture like the above art with added acrylic paint applied.  Think of adding additional items like broken toys or metal objects to complete a college that has a unique look.

It’s interesting to note real pencils upon closer inspection, since they are subtle from afar.  Are you ready to start collecting your pencils to transform your next art project?  These pencils are applied as non-sharpened pencils, however can you imagine what a chair would look like if sharpened pencils were applied in the same manner to a place where you would actually sit?  Well, you don’t have to imagine too hard since I found an interesting photo of such an item for you to admire and perhaps even question.
OUCH!
I am not willing to sit in this created chair but, I would love to see it in person. I love that is so creative!

Image:daringideas.com

 For your information as well, the creativity continues from use of the shavings of pencils.  I did something similar to this when I was in grade school in my own spare time.  I wonder if I invented it?  I made a vase from half of a toilet paper roll and added flower blooms made from my color pencil shavings.  I am pretty sure the framed creation is hanging in a bathroom at my Mother’s home!  Never the less, it is a creative use of what would have been thrown away.  Recycling can be used as an artful challenge and can sure bring about beauty in the same time from the results.

Image: craftziners.com

To view more creative art with repurposed items incorporated visit: http://www.clubcreativestudio.com
 

Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

3 Oct

There can easily be many posts with the same title as this post in the Club Creative Studio blog site. Finding ways to reuse, repurpose or recycle is and always will be important.  The post for today will be continued with the Two-Cent Tuesday post as I dedicate the week to ideas that can spark your creativeness and honor your efforts to reuse an item creatively, repurpose it for a new view or recycle it to improve our environment.  Creativity takes many shapes and forms.

Photo taken in Sylva, NC

Now-a-days any earth-friendly methods of creating art has a specific focus on the reuse, repurpose or recycled theme because of its low cost possibilities.  Recently while driving on a main road going through the small but quaint town of Sylva, North Carolina you will find just off on a side road the automobile repair shop called: CT Auto Service.  The physical building caught my daughter’s eye right away because of the specks of color displayed on the side of the business storefront location.  We drove closer.  Upon further inspection and with camera in hand, we drove up to the front doors and walked around the building to admire the views.

Photo of CT Auto Service, Sylva, NC

The specks of color came from the variety of hundreds of license plates displayed side by side.  Even the roof eaves were lined with license plates that covered every inch available of the building.  Reusing unusual license plates, the owner of
the building had incorporated the plates into what serves as decorative siding onto the building facade. This is also great marketing as well because the idea to have his business theme of service to automobiles continues in theme inside and out of this building. It is very clear to a potential customer or to a returning customer where they should go as this is a specific visual landmark that has a specific description. The second you see the building right away an identity is established.  You may someday forget the name of the business or who the owner is but, chances are you won’t forget what the outside of the business looked like in physical appearance.  Visual people can appreciate that.

Finding a second purpose for anything is genius. Using these licence plates for this display on purpose is reusing them in a constructive and decorative way.   It is important to recycle the metal used in the making of a license plate and transform
it as an added protective element to the exterior walls of the building.

Too bad this business was not open when we took these photos on a Sunday. I would have liked to hear a few facts about how this idea was first suggested and how long it took to add all of the plates by hand. Pictured here are sections of close-up views from the side of the building.  The business also has a matching mailbox.

It looked like a few of the plates were duplicates, many states were represented, all branches of the military, some area schools and of course vanity plates, and humorous plates can be pointed out upon inspection.  A funny one in particular reads: Can’t Fix Stupid!  I don’t consider this collection stupid at all.  Do you wonder how all of these were gathered and how many there are?  Maybe during a later visit to the same area I can have all of my curiosities addressed with a conversation from the creative person with this brainstorm.

"You Just Can't Fix Stupid" Well, we will make a note of that.

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