Perhaps it’s upbringing, because as a young adult, I can still hear the voice of my parents saying “don’t waste your food, there are too many hungry people in the world to make waste!”
So here I am today, and while I wouldn’t classify myself as a hoarder, I am always thinking of ways to make something out of what others may call scraps or junk. Lately, I’ve been finding myself looking around my closet and selecting items that would have ordinarily gotten tossed, only to challenge myself to make something of them.
Here’s a few ideas I came up with:
This bracelet was inspired by the growing rise of youth being challenged by bullies. I thought it would be pretty cool to wear something that allows the victim of these insults to strike back- making their own statement.
This bracelet was upcycled from pink pillow cases I no longer used but still loved the color. It actually sold on my etsy shop.
I guess the question to be answered is, do all creative people see the value in things that others consider as junk? Is that the common denominator in most artists’ alike? I’d love to hear your perspective on this. Until next time, Happy Sharing!