Not feeling too creative or clever lately. Typically, this time of year is a bit blah in Wisconsin. Although this year we have been treated with greenery and blooms busting forth well before Easter, my mood is stubbornly sitting on the blah side. I guess my internal clock really loves how gray afternoons and icy mud puddles seem to nod approval to laziness, quiet reflection, and even a bit of indulgent self-pity.
Okay I’m really not here to trash our beautiful spring. But I am here to talk about trash. I love saving strange bits of garbage in hopes of discovering and sharing their fantastic artistic potential. Here are a few greeting cards I’ve made the last few weeks. Each one is just a bit trashy and a great big easy. (Notice some of the elements are simply stapled together. Because sometimes I’m too lazy to glue.)
This “black vase” is wrinkled-up paper from a bag of coffee. (Hint: Berres Brothers makes the yummiest coffee and the coolest waxy black packaging.)
This blue background is from one of my favorite art trash resources: a Mentos candy wrapper. This gorgeous material is always a hit with the kids. (The candy is a hit with the kids too.)
And this “brown vase”is from a Starbucks coffee cup wrapper. It’s so nubby I’m gonna die!
Now go forth and have your own trashy fun!