Category Archives: Trash Art

NaBloPoMo XXIV: My NaBloPoMo Pinterest Board

I’ve recently joined Pinterest, though haven’t found the time to engage much with it yet. But I stumbled upon a fellow NaBloPoMo-er the other day who has created a Pinterest board of her NaBloPoMo blogs, so I did the same last night – well, unto the wee small hours! Here’s a link to the collection so far: Continue reading

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Story and the Inanimate Object

The pictures in today’s blog are of some of the more attractive artefacts I’ve dug out of my garden this year. Mostly china fragments, mostly Willow Pattern. We’ve been remodelling, digging out pathways, laying gravel, making raised borders using railway … Continue reading

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Liberate Your Art

Liberate Your Art is a mail art post card swap project instigated and carried through by Kat Sloma of Kate Eye View.I decided to make post cards from the photos I took of my entry for Art House Co-op’s ‘Fiction Project’. I produced a book of fictionalised true stories based on the theme ‘I am a scavenger’. I chose this theme to publicise the plight of orphaned or abandoned street kids around the world and I talked about my entry at The Dust of Life – my title for the book – and also the translation into English for the name given to such children in Vietnam. Continue reading

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The Fiction Project hits Chicago

I was cheered recently when I received an email from Art House Co-op telling me that my entry for their 2011 Fiction Project had been viewed at the Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago, Illinois. You can read more about my entry for this project at my blog entry: The Dust of Life. Continue reading

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The Dust of Life

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank
I’ve been busy over the past month with the book I’ve been writing and illustrating for Art House Co-op’s The Fiction Project 2011. The theme I chose for the project was I’m a Scavenger and I chose to use the theme to highlight the plight of child scavengers/street children around the world. Continue reading

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The Fiction Project

… out of the choice of themes for The Fiction Project, I chose: I am a scavenger and I’m developing the project so as to draw attention to the disgraceful reality of child scavengers, homeless slumdogs abandoned to the waste heaps and streets around the world. There are a staggering 2 million street children/scavengers in The Philippines alone. And I’m talking about kids as young as 3 years. Continue reading

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Taking a Preposition for a Walk I: ‘Walking to …’

Shocked, it inspired Fran to set about collecting 46,000 pieces of litter whilst walking on the beaches near her home. At each visit, she picked up all the litter she could carry and whilst walking raised nearly £1,000 for the Marine Conservation Society through sponsorship and sale of her unique seaside ‘souvenirs’. Continue reading

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