2, 2 2 Posts on One Day RE-Invent, Earth Mother Maya, Squamaliscious Day Three

Maya, Maya, Maya*Made.

What can I say, Earth Mother,
gatherer, supreme hugger, generous,
gentle soul.

Projects from nothing, re-invention
of what we are familiar with in
exciting new ways.  Things to
teach us about how to treat the
planet in a gentler, kinder way
and give our children and grand
children a way forward, a way
to think that is sustainable, simple
and beautiful.

Pasting paper…

Some jute twine,
a hole punch….and

A cracker box is transformed.

A bit of corrugated, some scraps paper and tape and ripped
muslin becomes…

A holder for a note,
a gift card, or even
a mailing pouch.

Security envelopes turned inside out, with collage of other security
envelopes becomes new mail art…

Felted aluminum cans, coffee sack/t-shirt bags, toilet paper roll
kraft as gift card holders, napkin rings, newspaper bunting and
all manner of fabulous things.

A stash she shared, coffee sacks, fabric scraps, paper and kraft.
Stamps and paints and her smile and her overflowing spirit
in demonstrating and helping.

What a wonderful day.

Candace was pooped out, Corrine forgot her camera,
torrential rains and lighting,
so no pics,
but this little farewell to Squam.

Through the birch doorway…
By the way of the ice house…

Our overflowing hearts carried in wheelbarrows, will keep

the memories for another year.

9 Responses to “2, 2 2 Posts on One Day RE-Invent, Earth Mother Maya, Squamaliscious Day Three”

  1. Steph June 8, 2010 at 9:13 pm #

    Thank you for sharing, I love the collage and how you've recycled the materials to a piece of beautiful and functional art….

  2. artymess June 8, 2010 at 9:14 pm #

    Lovely …..i always feel that everything is right with the world when I visit here ……missed the last post with the scrummy houses ….wonderful….xx

  3. amy June 8, 2010 at 9:17 pm #

    I love seeing your projects with the papers and recycled cardboard! I am without any canvas and am looking around at scrap papers and seeing if I have plain fabric I might start in on soon. :)Or wait maybe both right.

  4. Marilyn Rock June 8, 2010 at 9:22 pm #

    Looks and sounds fantastic! WOW! Recycled items turned into beautiful art! Surroundings look incredible! What a retreat! Happy for you! xxoo

  5. Paula June 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm #

    Loving these projects made from "nothing." I am trying to be better about making do with what I have and by recylcing some of the cardboard we go through. Tying to keep it down to basics!

  6. Deborah June 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm #

    Your reinventions are wonderful! I enjoy seeing what you come up with next.

  7. La Dolce Vita June 8, 2010 at 11:13 pm #

    sounds like a really fab time!

  8. Leslie June 9, 2010 at 12:13 am #

    Oh, lucky you. Back in Squam again.

  9. Linda June 9, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    I just had to google 'Squam' to find out what its all about….sounds magical! Wish we had something like that over here……

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