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a little gift to help RareFunk

1 Jun

For the next few weeks we are gathing donations of any kind to pass along to RareFunk as a grand THANKYOU for all your time and efforts.

any amount is greatly appreciated .. please follow the link below to read more

via keep the funk ALIVE!!.


junk lovin’: scavenger artist Mark Orr

14 Feb

Scavenger designer, Mark Orr, uses a raven as its considered the most intelligent of the birds, known for collecting bright, shiny or colorful objects to decorate their nests. Mark feels they are a perfect representation of his “scavenger” creations… i think its just gosh darn awesome. the simplicity in the design of the bird is almost arrogant, like “yeah. im here. what’s it to ya?!”

did you know:  When a Raven~Crow is perched on a ball he serves as a representation of living in balance.

most of the works i want are sold out (go figure) but its now a favorite in my bookmarks, and eventually this one below will be mine!

Raven on Billiard Ball :: Mark Orr Scavenger Artist

Northwest coastal tribes believed Raven was the creator of the Heavens, the Earth and the Sea. It was he who brought forth the light and lifted us out of the darkness. He was very wise but he was also known to be a “trickster”.


broken dishes adding splashes of colour outside

11 Aug

while living in the house i simply adored, we put a lot of effort into our yard. there was this sweet little path at the back of the yard leading you to the wooden compost bins, and vegetable garden. i wanted something cool along this path, especially since it saw sun almost 12 hours a day. my idea was to scatter broken pottery along with pebbles, to add a splash of colour — but this store in Provincetown, MA went above and beyond my little backyard plan…

found via sensational colour

… and covered the entire driveway with tiny splashes of colour. now im completely jealous that i don’t have a driveway that can be filled with broken plates or even gravel, and that i dont even have a backyard to create my special little pathway. perhaps you do…?

well here’s a thought..

i will live through all of you…
upload a photo of your backyard where you have incorporated recycled materials to our Flickr Group, or facebook group
i may choose your beauty to share right here in the blog.

… and then secretly dream it was in my very own yard
what’s life without dreams.

cant wait to see what YOU have created!

tutorial: illustrated custom tea set

24 Feb

Paint Your Own Tea Cup :: Apartment Therapy Re-Nest

Among many diy recycled crafts i fell in love with this one. first her illustrations are stunning. and fun. who whould have thought octopi would look so awesome on a tea set? and second i really didnt realize it was this simple.

tools: pebeo porcelain pen + paints

how: paint your designs. dry for 24 hours. then bake in oven at 300F

(more detailed instructions at Re-Nest from Apartment Therapy)