It can be the clump of clay that gets made into a beautiful piece of pottery, the blank canvas that is transformed into a classic masterpiece or a million pieces or tiny glass blown in to a colorful vase.
It truly is the gift of art that inspires growth and change in so many ways.
I love taking something that may be discarded and giving it new life. I get this from my mom, also an artist, who used to make me hunt with her for flattened pop cans so she could paint different faces or animals on them. She would get inspired by the shape the old, rusty, flattened tin can would make and transform them into little pieces of art. It was very cool and a very 70's kind of thing to do.
For a few years now i have been painting on cabinet door fronts.
Recently I held a workshop on repurposed assemblage art working on a cabinet door front. The idea was to take personal items from home and assemble them onto the door using mixed media techniques. It was awesome to see old cabinet doors turn into these amazing pieces of art...
This artist created a tribute to Grandma and Grandpa
This artist gave healing to a broken heart
this piece was made for a first grandbaby
Commemorating Grandma, this artist used her Grandmother's earring collection!
This artist used lot's of color and texture, awesome
Who wouldn't want this in a beach themed room or vacation home?
An old broken doll from childhhood gives this artist her inspiration
All the doors were unique and inspiring as these women opened themselves up to the world of assemblage and repurposed art for the very first time. Two sweet artist had never even done mixed media, they totally blew us all away with thei work!
As women i think we all enjoy making things new and fresh. It's just in us to make things pretty! We redecorate, cook and bake, sew, we even spend time making ourselves pretty.
What do you REPURPOSE? I would love to know!