OK so you are into recycling and crafting. Want 1000 really cool ideas? This is the book for you.
It is the kind of book that just gets your creative juices flowing and you have to read with your sketchbook next to you so that you can write and sketch the ideas that flow with every turn of the page. I rarely make it though without having to stop and go make something. It’s like a gift that keeps giving and speaking of giving… if you know someone who is into making things from other things it would make the perfect holiday gift. And if you want to do a little Christmas decorating and have a tomato cage lurking around, why not recycle it into a Christmas tree see how to do a simple one here and one covered with a recycled sweater and lights here.
There are a bunch of other books in this 1000 series on Artist journal pages, jewelry, ATCs and greeting cards and they are all great. A real wealth of inspiration and creativity. To see some inside peeks into 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse Remake, Restyle, Recycle, Renew pop on over here or grab a copy here.
From the publisher:
Artists and crafters have always been recyclers, but for many, it has not only become a thrifty choice, it has become a moral imperative. 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse contains a cutting edge collection of the most inventive work being made with re-used, upcycled, and already existing materials. The work in this book ranges from clever and humble personal accessories to unique and important large-scale works of art, including paper art, fashion, jewelry, housewares, interiors, and installations.
Garth Johnson is a studio artist, writer and educator who lives in Eureka, California. In addition to maintaining the website “Exteme Craft” (www.extremecraft.com) Garth writes about a variety of topics, including art, craft and creative reuse. He and his wife Claire are currently writing a blog for Readymade Magazine called “Keeping Up With the Johnsons (http://readymadeblogs.mydevstaging.com/blogs/johnsons/). His DVD, ReVision: Recycled Crafts for Earth-Friendly Living was released by Eyekiss Films earlier this year (www.reconstructdvd.com). His artwork was recently featured in solo shows at Gallerie Maxim in Cologne, Germany and the Clay Studio in Philadelphia. Garth received a BFA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an MFA from Alfred University. He has taught at Georgia State University, Columbus State University and is currently an assistant professor at College of the Redwoods in Eureka, CA. In addition to teaching, he is a sought-after lecturer and visiting artist, with recent lectures at Ohio State University, Louisiana State University and the Pottery Workshop in Jingdezhen, China.”
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By Stefanie Girard