Today I want to introduce you to The Rubber Chicken Rescue Committee (RCRC) also called « The Chicks »
The Chicks were found in a shop of a destocking company in May 2021. They were screaming out loud at me. I couldn’t miss them ! I paid 50 cents for each to take them home. Calmed down a bit now as they are very happy with their new job but when they get excited about an item the studio transforms into a real chicken coop ! The Chicks are in charge of the Trash Finds. They decide wether a thing is ‘Haute Couture’, ‘Art’ or simply Trash that belongs in the trash can. They pose like top models and motivate me to keep on picking up trash in the streets or at the riverside.
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!
Ok so I started to talk about my Wonder Garden project to people around me. I told them that there would be « Waste and Wonders » in the garden of our local « third place » and that I now am looking for colorful waste like plastic bottle caps, soda cans and coffee capsules … Look what my sweet neighbour came up with today. It gives me a big smile on my face! What a great and colorful start! I want more !!! 😉 Waste and ideas are SOo WelCome!
‘Au Jardin des Merveilles’. C’est mon nouveau ArtChallenge. Je vais créer de l’Art autour de ma question clé : « Comment je peux, réellement, avec mon travaille artistique, sensibiliser les gens sur l’état de notre planète« , tout en créant de la biodiversitédansle jardin du tiers lieux dans ma rue. Vu que j’habite dans un appartement je suis contente d’avoir un terrain de jeu. Je vais apprendre plein de belles choses, je le sens! Pendant ce nouveau projet je vais compter sur vous les amis-artistes-jardiniers et autres pour m’inspirer et conseiller et moi je ferai de mon mieux de partager mes inspirationset toutes les belles choses que j’apprends!
‘The Wonder Garden’ is my new Art Challenge. I’ll be making Art and asking myself and you the question : « How can I really, with my Art, raise awareness about the state of our planet ?« , while creating biodiversityin the garden of the ‘third place’ in my street. As I live in an apartment I’m very happy with my new playground. I will learn lots of beautiful things, I can feel it! . During my new project I’ll count on you friends-artists-gardeners and others to inspire me and give me advice. I’ll do my best to inspire you and to share the great things I learn!