Recycle Ann Arbor is holding a challenge this month to make something out of recycled materials that is either functional or artistic - and we know we can do both if we wish. This site has a link to the entry form: http://www.recycleannarbor.org/?module=Page&sID=reuse-center
For some of us it boils down tossing what we have - not wasting, and knowing we can turn an old piece into something new and exciting instead of tossing it out.
Old canvases can be repainted. I've had fun repainting old department store prints (along with the frames). Watercolors can be painted n either side of the paper. I confused a few people with which is the 'good side' (and that can be taken wither way.) What can you transform into art - or art more to what your current vision is?
Consider swapping pieces with a friend and seeing what each of you comes up with to reinvent them.
Add pastels to that watercolor, chop it up and rearrange it. Make a re purposed book including bits of old drawings, collage, or paintings. Play with it.
Come by the 9th Annual Docent Volunteer Show at the Riverside Art Center in Ypsilanti and see this sculpture along with others that use recycling materials. Reception is 5-7 this Friday, April 5th.
Riverside Arts Center - 76 N Huron Street - Ypsilanti, MI 48197