Wednesday, May 21, 2014

3xR (Reduce, Recycle, Reuse) On My Mind

It's been a couple of weeks since I've created a piece for this project. Happily, my absence has been due to travel. I had the great fortune to visit Kauai's beautiful beaches.

Sadly, those beaches were sprinkled with plastic, tumbled by the surf, original purpose long forgotten.

On our last day we were fortunate enough to come around a bend to an endangered Monk Seal resting just off the path.

Suddenly, the two huge (3") fishing hooks and hand full of line (a fraction of which is pictured below) I had just pulled from the same beach became even more unsettling.

When I get back to the 3xR challenge I'll be focusing on this issue for a bit.

For a look at what the other 3xR artists have been up to head over to the 3xR 2014 Flickr group.

Thanks for reading!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

3xR Week 16: RAD remake

I'm pretty sure that the sad piece of brass I pulled from my scrap bin today was at one point destined to be a RAD (Ring A Day) ring.

Brass and Silver Scrap Metal

It seems that this 'not quite a ring' ring was deemed unacceptable for some reason and was replaced with something else. My best bet is RAD #266. At any rate it found new life today! 

Brass and Silver Two Finger Ring

I'm sure it feels much more accomplished.

For a look at what the other artists are making head over to the 3xR (reduce, recycle, reuse) challenge on Flickr. While you're there take a trip back through my journey during the RAD challenge.

Thanks for reading!