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Topic: FUN, TEMPORARY ARTWORKS MADE FROM ITEMS YOU WOULDN'T EXPECT.  (Read 1306 times)
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gorgaus
« on: July 22, 2014 09:17:01 PM »

It's probably been about 3 years or more since I've posted on Craftster. I've had 2 baby boys and not much time to do any decent crafting  Sad

However,  I have started a new hobby making temporary, recyclable artworks within a 30 minute time limit (due to my newest baby never sleeping for more than 30 mins at a time!) out of ordinary household items and miscellaneous bric-a-brac. I don't use any glue so I can re use the materials. These rules I set for myself can make it quite tricky sometimes.

I've actually been taking requests from people on Facebook and Instagram, it's hard for me to keep up, but I get around to all of them eventually. I make the art, take a photo of it and post it so they can see what I made for them, it's a fun hobby. Some are quite silly! Here are some examples of what I've been playing with....

A request for 'a millipede' - made from a cable tidier and hair slides


A request for  'something on the theme of Steven Spielberg' - made from rice and seaweed sheet and some capsicum (he produced Memoirs of a Geisha)


A request for 'something by Vincent Van Gogh' so I did a version of Starry Night - made from beads, matchsticks, rubber bands, scarves, buttons and paperclips


A Bee - a request from a 3 year old girl. Made from a seed pod, rubber bands, baking paper for wings, a banksia brush, teddy bear eyes, straws and some apple


My 2.5 year old boy requested a picture of a lion eating his baby brother, so of course I had to do it- it's just made from sheets, blankets and pillows with a couple of plastic plates for eyes.


An owl - seeds, ice cream cones, lasagne sheets, nuts and dates.


This list is growing!! I have done many more. Everything can be packed away and re used (or eaten!) It's so much fun you ought to give it a try, and if you do, please share it with me. OR if you want to request something you can go to my Facebook page or Instagram and request away. It doesn't cost anything, just a bit of silly fun and a way for this creative mama to keep herself sane Smiley

Facebook page is called George Can Create It and Instagram username is @george_can_create_it if you are at all interested in following.

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« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014 09:46:33 PM »

Okay, so i saw the first one, and i was like, "Oh, that's cool." As i kept looking, i was just blown away. They're so imaginative. I had to follow you on instagram immediately.
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« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014 09:54:41 PM »

These are great!  I'm going to find you on Instagram right now.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2014 10:26:15 PM »

You totally rock! So much fun and creativity AND talent! Smiley

Reminds me of these books my kids love (ISPY).

Thank You for sharing! Wink
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2014 03:15:15 AM »

Thanks guys.
I was actually a bit nervous about posting for some reason so it's lovely to get positive feedback from other crafters!  Phew! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2014 04:43:17 AM »

You totally rock! So much fun and creativity AND talent! Smiley

Reminds me of these books my kids love (ISPY).

Thank You for sharing! Wink

I just Googled Ispy books. They're excellent!! Thanks for putting me onto them.
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2014 04:46:13 AM »

These are awesome. I'm reminded of the show "Art Attack". I love them all, but the lion is my favourite.
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2014 07:15:32 AM »

I had to rock this and if I could pin on this tablet it would go into my holy crap! folder.
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2014 08:05:41 AM »

You have such a good imagination for using everyday items!  I enjoyed seeing these and am amazed at the various things you use!

I love your starry night and also the lion...

I will be looking at all of my stuff in a new light! Grin
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2014 10:30:03 AM »

These are awesome. I'm reminded of the show "Art Attack". I love them all, but the lion is my favourite.

You know, it was because I was introducing my eldest son to old episodes of art attack on YouTube that this all started! And now it's gotten completely out of hand!
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