If MacGyver was an artist…
I have had many nicknames throughout my lifetime, but one that has stood the test of time is MacGyverGirl; and I hear “You are such a hippie” at least once a week.
It’s true, I live a very simple life. Without blinking I would give away the gold to someone in need, but closely guard an interesting gadget another would consider trash. Next to my mother’s purse, that always seems to have anything you need in it, my supply and tool closet is pretty wicked…for a Macgyver-Hippie girl like me anyway.
Recently I have a new rule when it comes to my overflowing closet of magical duct tape and more: if I have to move it, an immediate plan to use it must be made. Of course, right after making that rule I found myself in preparation for upcoming art shows and presenting products to interested boutiques, which means I am visiting my clever closet pretty regularly.
Here is the fun journey this new personal rule took me down last week:
(1) I came across a box of old picture frames where the fronts were too marred to display without some sort of makeover. Day of decision was here >> time for them to serve a purpose or get put into the yardsale pile. You know, the yardsale I “plan” every year.
(2) Next to the frames was a box of yarn fragments – hey, don’t judge. String comes in very handy! Although I admit, with my recent love of making handbags and monsters, yarn fragments are getting out of control.
(3) 50 forgotten glue sticks, SCORE!
(4) A box of beads collected over the years, many having one thing in common: only a maniac would consider trying to thread a needle through the tiny holes…and over and over again for jewelry? Forget that.
First, I experimented with the sunset and the beads. Yarn fiber strands glued onto a picture frame backing (stands and/or hangs)…with beads added to the water. I love this one, and bonus..it’s reversible by accident, but the beads were still a pain in the neck. *sweeping for weeks. I put them away almost immediately. However, they earned the right to be stored a little longer. Hooray!
Then I experimented with a few fun ideas that could be easily reproduced as a theme for gifts or decoration, including the monster magnets which are great for school lockers and Egg Pets, which I just adore!
Once done with the cutesy fun stuff, I wanted to really test this new art genre that was capturing me, so I allowed myself the time to create a beautiful layered mountain landscape scene.
It was a nice way to end the project and confirmed that while I love to fool around with monsters and fun stuff, my true heart is in landscape art.
These are just prototypes, but I love it enough to continue. I’ll let you know when they become available! Hope you enjoy.
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Much love to you,
P.S. Before you throw out your old yarn or picture frames, think about what you could do with them! And if you are like, nah, not my thing. Why not donate them to Evie Art?
What? You are going to throw them out anyway, right? XOXOXO