Fun-a-day Jan 2015

Crafting all the crap I’ve been carrying around and thinking about crafting with! (every day, all January)

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1. This is a water color painting with smashed glasses.

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2. Jelly fish made of a found bell and some string.

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3. I carried around these rusty things, a safety pin, bottle cap, hair clip, for so long. Also the canvas this is on, and the cloth that the body is mostly. How silly.

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4. I’ve had this face pin for some time, too. water colored it a flying body.

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5. This is pretty abstract but I had fun doing it. Just a twisted piece of metal rod from the road that I’ve been carrying around for years. Wrapped in strips of plastic bag and string.

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6. Monster made mostly out of a cassette tape.

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7. crocheted some shoelaces together. Does that count as a craft?

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8. I have so much glass. Why do I pick up glass? who knows. This is the bottom of a bottle, and a little toothpick creature crossing on a path of small colored glass that I stole from a large path of colored glass years ago!

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9. I have many road flattened flat wear. portrait studio?

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10. found fabric flower from compost pile. Zipper pull in a couch. silly face.

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11. I think this was an avocado sack I started pulling apart years ago, and then put in a bag. On a chunk from pants that are too far gone to reasonably repair.

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12. I’ve had this little ceramic guy for a while. I tried to make a plough for it, which turned out a bit weird, but some days will be that way. I did not make another person to man the plough

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13. cat? with jaw dropped? I don’t know, just a silly thing. Cardboard and cloth and something from the road.

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14. A project I started long ago and have been carrying from place to place since, crocheting plastic bags into a bag. Not as deep as I had initially hoped for, as far as I wanted to go in one day. I made a little pocket on the front. May add closeability and perhaps a handle of some sort. Or it could be a hat!

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15. drawing? tissue paper. I have kept so much tissue paper, and a smaller amounts of wrapping paper that seemed nice.

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16. this day actually wasn’t fun. I started a couple other things which seemed like good ideas, but just seemed dumb as I started to get into them, so I didn’t complete them, hoping to save the idea for a day I was less tired. In the last throws of creative endeavor before passing out I created this key toothed creature and a tissue paper/ice cream taste spoon flower. It is terrible.

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17. more keys. String. Little creature. The rest of that old avocado bag.

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18. Wind chime with street wood and a handful of spoons and forks from my collection of run over flatware. I think it will sound lovely when I hang it up somewhere…

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19. sloppily glued, bike frame out of spokes. I had intended to make more parts for this guy, but I got tired. Not the sturdiest.

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20. Little jar of little paper cranes. I’m sure there is a lid for the jar some place.

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20. A lazy day. A hopping creature? Really I just glued together some pieces of ceramic.

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22. A little hat! And a cat tribute to the cat that was intent on my string while I was working on this.

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23. Road debris creature with spoke nipple eyes. This did not take much crafting

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24. Another twisted piece of road metal that I wrapped in tissue paper.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

25,26. This was two days worth of fun… I started laying it out and got the blue done, and got tired. Spent a good bit the next day finishing it. You can say this is cheating if you like.

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27. more tape faces. Does everything with holes in it look like a face?OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

28. Catabiner

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29. Dopy looking sock rabbit.

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30. road scissors and sidewalk fabric plants.

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31. Once upon a time a friend asked if I wanted a pine cone, and I said yes and I’m not sure I really did, but I’ve had it in my room since, so I think it counts. This is your standard pine cone and cardboard house, though perhaps oddly proportioned.

2 Responses to Fun-a-day Jan 2015

  1. lea says:

    These are great. The Portrait studio really speaks to me.

  2. susan says:

    Aryn, i really enjoyed your creativity in these pieces! Favorites: 1,2,3,4,5,28 and 30

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