Sunday, 29 March 2009
What's in the bag
Guess where I went on Saturday. That's right, the Reverse garbage art truck. For twenty five Aussie dollars you get to fill a large garbage bag with whatever you can fit in it. I came away with heaps of fabric, foam blocks, circle shapes, carpet spools, wire mesh, tape and timber dowels. It's always interesting to go to these depots, there are two as far as I know. They have such an array of off cuts and waste products that are fabulous for art projects.
Below is a sample of what was in the bag, there was lots of fabric that's not visible.
After that we went to the beach at Mornington on the Peninsula and had a lovely lunch and wandered around the shops, they have some nice ones. The weather was perfect. I always take a journal with me wherever I go and usually do a quick sketch of the setting and then add their business card to the page, it brings back lovely memories when I peruse my journal at a later date.
Finally today I made an effort to clean up my jewellery table, I think this is about as good as it will get. I like to have my 'stuff' around as I work. The two white polystyrene boxes at the ends of the table are packaging from computer boxes. They have compartments in them that are great for holding my tools and all the other odds and ends that go with the trade.
The necklace I'm working on at the moment is just visible at the bottom of the photo and will go on my Etsy store when it's finished. I'm naming it 'The Sewer', it's comprised of lots of sewing related items including my fabric beads, a swatch 'book' of fabric held together with very old buttons, an attachment from a very old sewing machine, a bobbin and press studs and hooks.