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Topic: Rare and Exotic Coffee Flower Marshland  (Read 15720 times)
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« on: October 06, 2005 09:19:26 AM »

I was inspired by the two places I spend the most time (Work and Home) and the one thing they both have in common besides me. . . .CAFFEINE.

My department throws away an inexcusable amount of products related to coffee everyday.  I contribute.  I'm guilty, too.  At home I drink coffee and tea both every day, so I throw away the same kinds of things.  For several weeks I saved every used coffee filter and tea bag I could, plus coffee stirrers and used coffee grounds.  I didn't even have room to use them all.  They're still piled on my dining table.

A good view of the three dimensionality. . .


Close up of the filters that I twirled together to make flowers (I stapled them into position, then hot-glued them onto the canvas)


Detail of my tea-bag bug


Coffee stirrer stems and rescued grass from when the landscape guys came and whacked the plants to hell. . .


Detail of used coffee grounds.  Originally I mixed them in with the paint, but when it dried it all fell off.


Hanging above my mantle.  Sorry it's such a lousy picture, but I wanted to show the scale of it. . .



So that's it!  Thanks for looking!

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That's beautiful hercuteness.  Bravo.  Good job.  I love all your stuff, you are very talented (and nice)!
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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2005 09:29:39 AM »

That. Is. Brilliant.

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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2005 10:14:38 AM »

That's great... very pretty...
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2005 10:32:54 AM »

wow.  that is genius.  bet it smells good too.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2005 10:41:39 AM »

it's beautiful, and so neat.  it would be so great displayed in a cafe.  i bet you could make some money off that!
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2005 11:39:33 AM »

That is really really awesome.
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« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2005 12:18:02 PM »

Oh my. That is gorgeous. I can think of several local (and I know you're local!) cofee-houses that would seriously dig this on their walls. You've outdone yourself. I
 am so impressed.
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« Reply #10 on: October 06, 2005 12:59:26 PM »

wow... I love it... I love the tea bag bug with the stringsas little antennae... cute details!! love it
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« Reply #11 on: October 06, 2005 01:17:03 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #12 on: October 06, 2005 01:48:19 PM »

I am seriously impressed!  This is gorgeous and a fantastic way to recycle items you wouldn't think of recycling.

Excellent entry.
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« Reply #13 on: October 06, 2005 01:56:11 PM »

I love it!  I think everyone should have one in their kitchen.  Great job!  Jenni
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« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2005 02:39:26 PM »

Oh, it's so beautiful!  I just love it.
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« Reply #15 on: October 06, 2005 02:40:31 PM »

that's so cool!!
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« Reply #16 on: October 06, 2005 04:10:39 PM »

Wow.

That is absolutely amazing.  Really.

Would love to see how much someone would pay for that!
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« Reply #17 on: October 06, 2005 04:12:45 PM »

That is beautiful.  I love that it's made out of coffee filters!
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« Reply #18 on: October 06, 2005 10:23:56 PM »

that is just awesome.  so pretty!!  i am in awe.  i keep coming back to this post because it just totally stands out in my mind!
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« Reply #19 on: October 06, 2005 10:28:49 PM »

i adore the tea-bag bug.
this is a gorgeous piece of unusual art i might add.
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« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2005 07:52:06 AM »

Absolute genius! I love the tea bag bug too.
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« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2005 08:41:51 AM »

Oh, wow.  That is such a lovely collage.  Your tea bag bugs are so cute!  I love how the tags are the antennae.  From a distance I don't think you could even tell that it was made from coffee filters.  My coffee maker has a built-in grinder and a resuable metal mesh filter, so I can't copy this idea, (good for the environment--I throw the grounds in my garden to enrich the soil--bad for art) but yours is great.
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« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2005 10:40:02 AM »

That is absolutely great.  Bravo. 
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« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2005 03:13:08 PM »

I lOVE it!! I swear I would hang that in my kitchen.
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« Reply #24 on: October 08, 2005 06:21:01 AM »

add me to the fan club! this is awesome!
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« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2005 05:02:58 PM »

I love it!  Great example of "trash to treasure."  It's very creative!   Cheesy
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« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2005 05:06:55 PM »

I have to admit that I'm in awe of this!!  I keep herding people over to the computer so that I can show them!!  hehe!  Great job!
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« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2005 05:15:32 PM »

ooo its so pretty.
i love it.
i bet it smells really good too.
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« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2005 08:54:53 PM »

I must say, that is absolutely fabulous! Compliments on the wonderful collage!
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« Reply #30 on: October 09, 2005 04:48:06 PM »

That is freakin AWESOME! I'd hang it in my office above what I call the coffee bar AKA the cabinet with my two coffee pots, all of the many  coffees teas and and varied necessary condiments, and bean grinder! It would be a perffect fit!  Great job!
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« Reply #32 on: October 10, 2005 06:23:44 AM »

Thanks everyone!  I think donating it to a coffee house is a GREAT idea!

It did smell nice, for a couple of days.  I accidentally left the remaining coffee in a bowl on the kitchen counter.  The coffee that I had sprinkled all over glue and paint, then tapped off . . . .and my husband made a pot of coffee with it, not realizing what it was.

Eww.

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« Reply #33 on: October 10, 2005 07:22:27 AM »

Have you sealed it with anything?  I wonder of a polyeurethane on the parts that aren't paper would be good....
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« Reply #34 on: October 10, 2005 07:33:30 AM »

I didn't seal it because I still hoped to re-use the canvas.  But if I'm going to donate it I will sign it and spray it with a sealant of some kind.

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« Reply #35 on: October 10, 2005 07:23:55 PM »

Wow now I can re-use coffee cans for art supplies, used coffee grinds for plant soil, and now coffee filters for making flowers! Is there anything that coffee doesn't do?
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I hope you really do get this displayed at a coffee house... it's great work! Beautiful job.
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« Reply #37 on: October 11, 2005 11:33:07 AM »

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« Reply #38 on: October 12, 2005 03:54:42 PM »

your work never ceases to amaze me.  i love it!   Cheesy
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« Reply #39 on: October 14, 2005 03:17:00 PM »

I like how this piece conveys the warmth of coffee.  This is the most ingenious use of materials that I have seen for this craft challenge.  Great job and it looks nice on your mantle, too!
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« Reply #40 on: October 17, 2005 01:41:11 AM »

Great use of materials--your boss would be a fool not to let you hang it in the shop for a few days!  Just might sell...
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Oh sweetie, I think that you should've had first place!  Your piece was the best - and it fit with the El Cheapo theme perfectly!
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« Reply #42 on: October 17, 2005 06:51:40 PM »

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