Monday, November 24, 2014

everything has a purpose....and a re-purpose~

in the midst of the holiday chaos soon approaching, i'm finding ways to be mindful, stay in the moment, and give meaningful, sustainable gifts.  mostly, i like to make my own gifts....whether it be food, art or jewelry, i find that it's the homemade/ handmade gifts that tend to be most appreciated  and definitely more meaningful.  december 2nd i will be hosting an art play gathering in my heARTspace studio.... getting together with like minded kindreds to create all kinds of gift wrap, packaging, and small gifts by re-purposing things we have around the house or in the recycle bin.
i will share lots of ideas for sustainable gifts and ways to re-use/ re-purpose things....as well as my recipes for laundry detergent, cleaning supplies and tips on buying bulk to avoid using plastic!
if you're in the wilmington area, email me for the details...kim@bigstronggirldesigns.com.


chocolate bar wrapper with hand carved stamp from foam board
(great for giving money to the nieces and nephews instead of buying money holder cards)


old used book, repurposed and used as an art journal.



another used book, altered cover and using the same hand made stamp from foam board


thanks for the (very large booklet) wake forest university!
re-purposed into a journal....


more mail from colleges...this one is from tulane i think~
hand made cards for your friends !


don't throw away paper that's been read....use the blank side for print making....
great for gift wrap OR collage 


keep all boxes to up cycle and use again for sending love packages to your friends~
who doesn't love getting a fun package in the mail!!??


ready to fill with goodies for someone i cherish :)
xo

this is just a teeny little glimpse of what will be going on here in my studio on december 2nd.
5:30-8:30

space is limited~ let me know if you're interested and i will save you a spot.
bring something healthy to share
donations for art supplies are welcome. :)
bring any boxes, paper bags, envelopes or old books you would like to work on or share 



2 comments:

  1. you have the most beautiful mail ever...i have pieces of it hanging in my home and at work, and they make me smile whenever i pass by. and you in fact, inspired me to do the same for someone i sent a package to recently - repurposed and arted up. ;) happy thanksgiving, my dear friend.

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