A friends cast-off painting combined with my fancy, chopsticks on hooks, make a fun place to store these washable, reusable chopsticks.
Using ordinary cast-off materials that we encounter daily, and giving them new purpose is deeply satisfying. Chopsticks, jars of all sorts, old light sconces...even peach seeds have all popped onto my radar of inspiration. Reminding me that we are free spirits that thrive on fun and creativity, who can make priceless treasures out of the cost free materials all around us.
A broken flower pot inspired this recycled wire tree, that's now used to hang jewelry.
Using my Wabi Sabi photo of a hole in the sidewalk where grass had grown & died in our drought years. The colors and sculptural shape are gorgeous to me, having a quality of a morphing moving bubble and the dangling chopsticks musically support that.
A vintage light sconceI found at a neighbors curbside, combined with a candlestick base makes for our favorite fruit bowl.
Made with gemstones, bottle caps and hardware found on the road.
Vintage nails hung from cast-off jewelry chains, hung from a canvas of collage art.
Using all Cast-off materials including a retro modern lamp and shade, trimmed with peach seeds from my friends delicious peach tree.
This vintage Light Sconce & candlestick holder combined to make our favorite fruit/veggie bowl.
Vintage ceiling light sconce and candlestick base, combined to make and Pedestal Bowl.
Restaurant chopsticks were sanded, hand painted (with recycled house paint & nail polish), leaving the end of each stick free of paint and safe to eat with. They can be used to dine with, or as hair pins, washed and rehung by their hooks on the 3-D wall hung art.
Stretched canvas photo collage paired with hand painted chopsticks (recycled house paint). The chopsticks can be used for dining, or hair picks, washed and rehung on their "art rack".
Wired as our dining table lighting, this chandelier was made with cast-off wrought iron table legs and liquid filled spice jars (with food coloring).
Made with 3 vintage, green glass teacups (the right number for our small family) and a table top votive candle holder hung from a photo bonded yogurt container. Wired to act as an over sink light, easy access to rehang the teacups after washing.
A rarely worn scarf, weighted with beads at each corner, gets much more use hung over a ceiling light sconce and used as a chandelier.
An inverted potato chip dish and cobalt blue glass drippings made a funky but fun kitchen light.