When I grow up, I want to ride the Garbage Truck!!
Submitted by inthestax on Fri, 03/09/2012 - 5:56pm
There have been times when—rebelling against all those
literary assignments of yore—that I have read nothing but what could best be
described as trash.
After devouring 1000 Ideas for Creative Reuse by Garth Johnson, at least now I know what to do with all
This volume showcases a collection of the most inventive work being
made with recycled materials. The book shows examples of how to turn your trash into works of art, fashion, jewelry, housewares, interiors, etc.
“Remake, restyle, recycle, renew” seems to be Garth’s mantra, and it’s not a case of “ do
what I say, not what I do”. Some unbelievably gifted artists have shared their creations in the pages of this book. If you have been searching for something that would help to unleash the creative genius that has been trappeddeep inside your DNA, this is a good place to begin.
My favorites? Chic formal wear designed from aluminum foil—haute
couture for which to DIE! And the SHOES!
I am salivating as only a tender-footed,
formerly stiletto wearing 50-something-year-old
can salivate. Sigh.
I suppose artists and
crafters have always been recyclers—in years past because it was a thrifty
choice, but now because it has become a
This is a book to which I keep returning.
No, I’ve decided, I don’t want to see this particular book
on the shelves of my Public Library.
It is a book I must OWN! It’s the kind of book I could crawl into and
you’d never see me again.
YOU should go look at it.
I’ve stared until my eyes hurt—and as with all addictions—the
more I get of this book, the more I desire it.