Today (1st of July) I have been to the beach picking up plastic, which I will keep til the month end, then weigh it in to see how well I can offset what comes in, and what we throw away.
If you want to join in - take a look at this site http://www.plasticfreejuly.org/
The first thing to come through the mail today (first day of plastic free) is my order of two new plastic saxophone reeds.
However, these will last up to two years each (at $45 each!!),
as opposed to the usual biodegradable reeds, which each come in a plastic holder with foil wrapper and a box, and only last a couple of months each.
Using Books In Art
I have discovered that some people really get upset with people cutting/tearing/sawing up books to create artworks. (I will no longer give my mother-in-law any of my collaged cards). I buy discarded books especially for this purpose, and well, at least they are then enjoyed again.
I saw this on my facebook page and was interested in how many for and against comments it provoked.
This is a sculpture by Susanna Hesselberg called "When My Father Died It Was Like A Whole Library Had Burned Down" go to the link here at this is collosal.com
I just love books - whatever way they come.