Did you have a lovely weekend ladies?
I must say I did. Beautiful, sunny weather
seems to equal a beautiful weekend!
Nothing major really.
A good book, a slice of pie & a root beer
are just the right ingredients.
Root beer has been a treat for me this summer,
leaving me with lots & lots of bottle caps.
I keep the caps in a little zipper bag &
brainstormed how I could turn these
from blah to TADA!
It's funny how the universe whispers
A few Fridays ago, I visited the American Folk Art Museum
located in New York City.
What an eye opener -- the works on display
had so much love infused in them from
paintings, to tapestry and even sculpture!
It's a museum for the crafter.
Take a look at this piece:
It's called "Bottle Cap Snake" by Ron Rodriguez.
The plaque beside it says that the artist "combines the
woodcarving skills of his family lineage with a common
practice in folk art: recycling. Transforming material
from its original use to a new one distinguishes many
vernacular objects valued as folk art."
Gasp! I love to recycle! Does that mean
I'm a folk artist?! Hee hee, I can dream, can't I?
Anyway, back to my bottle caps:
The images are magazine cut-outs and
attached to the inside of the bottle caps with glue.
Magnets are secured at the back end with a glue gun.
Use these for your fridge or a magnetic white board.
Another alternative is putting tacks instead of magnets,
to dress up your cork boards.
More ideas tomorrow!