Friday, November 26, 2010

Framed Eco Art

I do a number of Eco Art projects. Paintings painted on recycled products, old wood, second hand wooden objects, spoons and on paper sacks. Sometimes I think it is hard to visualize how great a painting that is done on a paper grocery sack can look. So I bought a simple black frame at my local craft shop (on sale of course) so I could give you an idea. I try to do all my paper sack paintings on a standard size so you can drop into any craft store and be able to frame it inexpensively as you want. It would also look great floated in the really thrifty floating glass frames. The edges look best showing so you can see more of what it is. In this example I painted some poppies on a sack, framed them up and took some pictures. Presto! Great art on a recycled surface. What do you think?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

One of the reasons why I was so busy in October

My garden did so well this year. Every year I learn more and more, what to plant, what not to plant, what to plant more of. I know I want to do more carrots, my youngest and I can't get enough of those sweet little things. My onions and garlic did great and keep well so that will be a big part. Tomatoes are a must. For the first time my leeks did really well, that was very cool.
Job still not quite over though, my tomatoes continue to ripen in the boxes, more salsa on the way.