Gores: a good reason to practice. (And we’re not talking about Al and Tipper here.)
If you stop too soon, you never know how far you can go. Learning when it’s “too soon” is the tough part, of course.
Do you add words to your work? If so, what is their function, if they have one? Do you mean for people to be able to read them, or are they there only for you?
There’s the comfort zone, and then there’s outside the comfort zone. And then there’s somewhere way, way outside, so far away you need to pack a lunch.
Sure, it’s nice to have The Good Paints. Yes, it’s useful to have the tools of your chosen craft. But there’s really nothing like seeing what you can create without much of anything except your own ideas and the most basic of supplies.
You know that bag of worn-out single socks? The ones you’ve been meaning to make into polishing rags? Here’s a chance to give them a little bit more life before you do that.
Did you know it takes a wool sock at least a year to decompose in your community landfill? And why would you want to let a sock rot when, instead, you can use it to make something groovy?
Here’s one more thing you can do with those bits and pieces of old t-shirts you’re saving from the landfill. Lots of fun, and just the tiniest bit addictive.
On Monday we talked about keeping clothing out of the landfill. “OK,” you’re asking, “but what are we going to do with that stuff?” Ah: Ricë is so glad you asked.
If you want to do just one useful thing, one thing you can feel good about, you can’t find anything easier than figuring out how to upcycle and keep stuff out of the landfill.