Wednesday, September 01, 2010

WOYWW: Starting a Collage and some Recycled Christmas Decor


Here's my desk today.
I'm starting a new collage.
I'm experimenting with
using the
BACK
of a canvas frame.
I covered the frame
with collage papers.

A couple of days ago,
a segment producer from a local TV show,
Unang Hirit,
called to ask me to
make Christmas decor
out of
recycled materials.

Here's what I came up with:
a Nativity Set
out of a toilet paper roll,
a yakult bottle, a CD, scrap cloth and a used chopstick.
Tree decor
made of
water bottles
I cut into shapes,
and swirls
and glued glitter on.

Here's a poinsettia
I made from the top of the bottle,
which I cut into petals,
and glued glitter on.

And here's my journal for today.
The verse reads,
"We are God's co-workers,
you are God's field..."
from 1 Corinthians 3:9.

I related this to our work in
the local prison.
We "water" the inmates with
the life-giving Word of God,
but God gives the
growth.

If you'd like to take a sneak peak
at what other people have on their work desk,
head over to Julia.
I guarantee you'll want to
join in on the fun!

37 comments:

  1. what fabulous recycled Christmas
    decorations!

    i really love your watering journal.
    my husband and i used to go to
    the prisons all the time. he would
    preach, and i would sing.

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  2. You did a great job on your recycling into Christmas decor!

    Hugs XX
    Barbara
    Moore Whimsies

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  3. You did a great job on your recycling into Christmas decor!

    Hugs XX
    Barbara
    Moore Whimsies

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  4. Now this is MY kind of art. I love recycling (as you know), and I found all these projects were fabulous. The Nativity set might be a bit hard for me, what with faces and all, but everything else looks really doable. Love these.

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  5. Oh My gosh WHO KNEW that those items would make such fantastic Christmas decorations! I am in awe. Joey.x

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  6. Lovely fun recycling :-)
    A x

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  7. Hi Ya
    wow very creative creations, great recycling,Have great day, happy WOYWW, sue,x

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  8. Fun and creative with the recycled christmas decorations! Thanks for the peek :)

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  9. What a fantastic post! the journal is super! and the bottle idea is so cool good look with the TV producer how can he/she not be impressed with your recycling powers ;0)

    love Dawn xx

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  10. I love the recycled Christmas decorations, what a great idea.

    Have a great day...xx

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  11. Blimey you have been busy!

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  12. Fab recycled decorations. Happy WOYWW Day.

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  13. Your journal work is gorgeous. I also am so impressed with your creative use of recycled materials. Bravo!

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  14. Wonderful post--love how you recycled!

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  15. Hi,
    The machine you are asking about is a blind hemmer...it puts that magic stitch in hems that comes undone if you pull a hanging thread :-)
    A x

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  16. oh these are brilliant projects,with all the recycled elements,love them love cheryl x

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  17. Isn't it amazing what we can make from our rubbish, lol? Great ideas. As is the collage on the canvas back. Love your journal, too :D Happy WOYWW! Cath x

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  18. Wow Patsy, what amazing recycled Christmas decorations, especially the ones made from the bottles.

    Hugs
    Brenda

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  19. Love the idea of using the back of the canvas.

    Cath

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  20. I am amazed at your recycled Christmas decor. You are so creative!!! I espcially like the nativity set.

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  21. you really are my last visit I Must Go tO bED - I have work tomorrow , but your work always inspires me and I don't know if I'll do WOYWW hopping again before next week -

    I love your faces in the first picture - particularly the profile -

    and I really like your bottle decorations so good to recycle,

    see you next week,

    dx

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  22. another interesting and very creative woyww!!
    ((Lyn)

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  23. Those christmas decorations from recycled materials are really nice and very clever too

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  24. great christmas decorations, so satisfying to recycle stuff.x

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  25. Love the recycling - a bit late with my comment - I have been bilberry picking in the sunshine today and gardened for M. yesterday!!

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  26. So creative! Really enjoyed your clever ideas with recycling! Happy WOYWW!

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  27. Ah brilliant recycled projects - I would have been at a total loss! Am fascinated by the canvas too - really look forward to next week!

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  28. I too love recycling. Your recycled Christmas decorations looks great!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Gaby xo

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  29. Hi Patsy, love your recyled bottles, what a clever idea. I recyle most hard plastics. All the nestie containers and the like end up in my craft room waiting to be changed into something useful.

    You asked if I had two sides to my craft room desk..... Yeppers, cos it's my dining room table. I moved it upstairs as there is only me at home now and I don't fancy sitting down to dinner on my own at the table. I would much rather make a mess on it.

    Lin xx

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  30. Loved your recycled Christmas decorations...how clever and cute!
    ;) Paulette

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  31. How exciting to see the start of your project! I can't wait to see how it progresses.

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  32. Amazing post.... love your recycling!

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  33. Hi Patsy
    thank you for visiting my blog and leaving such lovely comments.. I love recycling..hence collage and making my own papers....I love your work and am looking forward to be back... Cheers!!!

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  34. It's amazing what you can do with recyclable materials - nice work!

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  35. Crikey, Christmas really is coming!
    Chrissie

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  36. Loving your Workspace this week those buttons look great and the creativity on your blog is inspirational thanks for sharing ;oa

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy