Plastic Free July

Today I found out that it’s « Plastic Free July ». It’s about choosing to refuse single use plastic. Or at least try it!

I will be using this « plastic free » theme to become aware of how many single plastic I still use even though we do alot of our grocery shopping at local markets with our own bags. In our case, the biggest single use plastic item we use is a waterbottle! As the tapwater in the village is often not good we drink bottled mineral water.

Very recently I started to keep the empty bottles with the plan to create something with them. I’m impressed by the number. In no time I could fill the appartment with empty water bottles. At the pictures you only see some blue ones.

I’m setting myself 2 goals for this Plastic Free July.

1.See if we can drink more tap water (maybe by using a filter?)

2.Create with Plastic Bottles, recycle them, make Art!

To start I created a Pinterest Board with Plastic Bottle Art Ideas. Feel free to follow me or to create with me. When I start creating I’ll share with you how I do it!

To be continued …

6×6 is Back! Rochester Contemporary Art Center

… and of course I sent something special this year. To celebrate the come back of Art and Culture!

My latest Art Theme is « Trash » and while I was mostly ‘just’ making pictures I decided to keep some of my finds to create! I picked some flowers that very same day, dried them and used it all together to make these 2 (6″x6″) (15x15cm) Mixed Media Art Collages. My First 2 Trash Collages : « ALMOST NATURAL ».

6x6x2021 – The International Small Art Phenomenon

Rochester Contemporary Art Center

JUNE 5, 2021 – JULY 18, 2021 – Rochester NY USA

Open Happiness Trash

« Change the world, start with myself » I said! So yesterday, instead of ‘just’ making pictures of trash (one of the things I’ve been up to lately), we joined some local people to clean up the riverside. Showing you some photos of what I saw while I keep looking for artistic ways to raise awareness of threats to nature. To be continued …