Jun 29, 2003

still risking Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

"When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than any talent for abstract, positive thinking."
Albert Einstein ....zenzero via semi compos mentis who also suggests ART OR CRAP, Do you know your Dada from your Moma? Try the quiz and see.

new weblog discovery: BLAUGUSTINE via Cassandra Pages--under the fire star --mysterium is a journal of poetry, art, ideas, opinion

Curious Objects: Remember When...very entertaining objects made via recycling like this chair revamped with baseball cards (and aren't YOU a major baseball fan?)----Original Art by Dianne Vetromile who really knows how to recycle!
PLASTIC BAGS....Having worked with the plastic bag as my primary material for the past 8 years all of the obvious references to recycling, first world culture, class, high and low art give way to an almost formal process which reflects the unique flexibility of the medium. Cut like paper, sewn like fabric, these constructions have been presented as flat art (framed or mounted) with crumpled and shiny surfaces that are dulled by dirt, and time; un-useful pieces of their former selves. --Picklebird , hand sewn fabric, socks, thread, badminten birdie, wire & plastic eyes--Estelle Akamine likes plastic, too--Estelle Akamine's "Bubble Dress" transforms bubble pack and foam sheet into high fashion.

Moschino shopping bag in plastic mesh--

Razor blades, telephone poles, car registration numbers - what could these have in common? They are amongst the variety of ordinary objects which form part of the everyday experience of people, but for Ndebele artists, they provide inspiration for the development of bold designs for beadwork and wall painting, the art of ndebele beadwork via plep, of course! who also provided THIS LINK re: altered books
To provide strength,milk cartons are made from high-quality pulp. Simply throwing away or burning this valuable material after a single use is a waste. This pamphlet introduces some of the ways,popular in Japan,for using the strength of milk cartons to make other objects.

book: Retro Revamp: Funky Projects, from Handbags to Housewares

junque (jungk), n. 1. ordinary things raised to the level of art, usu. through creative effort. 2. what junk aspires to be.

Preventing and healing* Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & Repetitive Stress Injuries

I often quote myself, it adds spice to my conversation.
--George Bernard Shaw

Have you ever observed that we pay much more attention to a wise passage when it is quoted than when we read it in the original author?
--Philip G. Hamerton

"A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Tea bag folding is a popular craft in Europe which has now found its way to the States. It's a form of origami in which tea bag wrappers are cut into squares or rectangles, identically folded, and glued together to form a medallion-- Teabag folding began when Tiny van der
Plas of Holland ran out of origami paper and needed to make a birthday card for her sister. --Teabag folding --Teabag folding --Teabag folding --Teabag folding --Teabag folding --Teabag folding --Teabag folding --Teabag folding --tea bag folding instructions--


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