Tuesday, January 29, 2013

One Man's Trash

Scrap wood
Moth on scrap wood
On Sunday I picked up a whole bunch of pieces of scrap wood from the trash at the carpenter's station in our construction site and Manolo looked at me like I was crazy but I had big plans for these small discarded blocks. I sanded them, gave one of the faces a layer of white acrylic and now they're my little canvases. 
They might become another man's treasure :-)

28 Lovely Comments:

Blogger My Little Corner said...

That's awesome! Good for you!

1/29/2013 1:17 PM  
Blogger wada said...

conozco esa mirada!

1/29/2013 1:22 PM  
Blogger bc said...

Lovely! When I am walking the beach admiring driftwood I often think oh, what Geninne could do with that!

1/29/2013 1:27 PM  
Anonymous rk said...

Lovely! They look like those professional artist blocks I think I have seen at DickBlick. Recycling is ever better! You can keep some of these as mementos of your new house construction process :)

1/29/2013 1:30 PM  
Blogger Margie said...

I could scream, which is not unusual when it comes to your talents. I have been following you for a long time. I have two questions which I think your gazillions of readers would love to know.

1) Could you tell us what a typical day is for you, from morning to night when you finally stop, and 2) how you manage to be soooooo prolific as an artist. I have never seen anything quite like it. Do you sleep, LOL?

Hugs, Margie

1/29/2013 2:28 PM  
Blogger Kalei's Best Friend said...

With your talent, you can make anything look valuable!.

1/29/2013 3:07 PM  
Blogger kat scanlan said...

Love !

1/29/2013 5:59 PM  
Blogger Anne B. said...

Gorgeous. I love paintings directly on wood.

1/29/2013 7:48 PM  
Blogger floating thru fields said...

cool :)
very resourceful and a fun change of materials

1/29/2013 8:10 PM  
Blogger Shahrul Niza said...

This is a lovely ideas, Gennine :). I tried painted watercolor on gesso but somehow it didn't turn out nicely, Do you have any advise on this?. I love love projects like this, LOVE to see what you'd inspire us :). Thanks! HUGS.

1/29/2013 11:11 PM  
Blogger Nadia said...

Great idea!! That is really lovely!

1/29/2013 11:52 PM  
Blogger Lori ann said...

lovely and charming and especially wonderful that you have reused and repurposed. and they surely are a treasure now!

1/30/2013 12:09 AM  
Blogger froebelsternchen Susi said...

great idea! I used such blocks with glueing first paper and then stamped on ... but this looks so fab natural!

fab!

1/30/2013 12:57 AM  
Blogger Bobbi Arbore said...

So cute. I used to draw on pieces of wood too,I love the feel of it. Can't wait to see what you'll do next with these!

1/30/2013 1:51 AM  
Anonymous Lorelei said...

With a felt or cork bottom these would make fantastic paper-weights. You continue to amaze me. I check in every day to see what you have done next. Thank you for sharing your talents.

1/30/2013 1:56 AM  
Blogger Almu said...

Qué precioso, Geninne.
Yo también soy de guardar cosas que alguien tira y darles una nueva vida!
Por cierto, tengo en un cajón un saco de arroz pakistaní, lo guardé cuando ví la funda de tu máquina de coser :-D Aún no he pensado cómo reutilizarlo, pero me gusta!
Gracias otra vez por compartir tus bellas creaciones!

1/30/2013 3:39 AM  
Blogger BéBé Chérie said...

That is a fantastic idea! Just white acrylic paint as base? It turned out beautifully!

1/30/2013 5:40 AM  
Blogger shenyon said...

I'd buy one! The butterfly block is beautiful.

1/30/2013 8:23 AM  
Anonymous Jennifer Allison said...

way to go!!! can't wait to see what the others morph in to. :)

1/30/2013 8:32 AM  
Anonymous Cyndi said...

Those are *fabulous* - I love finding little pieces like that and creating something with them. :D Awesome stuff! Tweeted this.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd make them into a game for kids!

1/30/2013 2:55 PM  
Anonymous John said...

Great Idea!!! I'll have my daughter paint the wood and see her masterpiece :)

2/01/2013 6:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks for share...

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Thanks for the great post, and that's what I really like about junk removal in Toronto. Because if you're patient then you could find some awesome stuff that you can make into art. Because I've seen some amazing sculptures that have been made out of trash.

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