I'm always on the lookout for old magazines, newspaper and cardboard for the wallets, so when Angela offered to save all her recycling for me, I was thrilled. Not only does she save primo magazines for me (Nancy too!), but this is the second batch of her household paper recycling to come my way. I use it to line the wallets (totally hidden because the inside and outside are covered with paper and vinyl) and every little bit helps.
It's funny because the other night I asked her if she reads ReadyMade...it was an innocent question because I was curious...it's such a cool eco-friendly urban how-to magazine that I wanted her to know about it. Her response?
"Yes,...but, I don't subscribe...yet." Later, I wondered if she thought I was hinting around...you know, hint-hint..."Please get on the ball, subscribe and then give me your copies". I wasn't! But, if I did hint, it would be for someone I know to subscribe to and then be willing to part with Italian Vogue!
I've been at work making some wallets that I'm so terribly pleased with, one might accuse me of being smug...I can't help it. Seeing the pieces come together to make little stories thrills me to no end.
Lately I've been having fun tearing the images instead of cutting them or, as in the picture above, cutting out the image along it's borders (the woman/doll was cut out carefully and then glued onto the blue postage marking background) and placing it against any background I like.
Happy Monday...off to help my mother...she's getting started on facebook.