Monday, August 25, 2008

Mixed Media Monday - Recycle / Repurpose


I'm sure we all have compact discs in our stash. Perhaps they are from demos that arrived in the mail, music that we no longer listen to or blanks that just wouldn't work. There is something very appealing about their sturdiness and their round shape. I used three to create this autumn piece with a lovely poem to accompany it. The photos are from my stash of cabinet cards and I dried the leaves and affixed them with beeswax. This is my submission for this week's Mixed Media Monday challenge with the theme "Recycle/Repurpose".






29 comments:

Beth said...

Your compact discs are beautiful! And you are right. That is a wonderful poem.

Rein said...

These aer gorgeous, love the design!

Anni's Art said...

What a great idea, the colour and everything is so beautiful.

Happy Daze said...

These are great, really like them, and thank you so much for your very kind comments about my submission for numbers I am very honoured.

Kathy said...

Wow, now that is re-cycling. Great idea, and beautiful art!

\***/ said...

beautiful!! i love the autumn leaves and can't wait for them here - love that time of year.....

jean

Astrid Maclean said...

Absolutely gorgeous, and what a great idea to use dried leaves! They look stunning

Karen Owen said...

Heather, this is beautiful! You're making me long for fall. It has been cooler here than usual. Quite strange for August in Atlanta. Maybe we'll have an early fall.

Val Foster said...

Very beautiful, and creative, indeed. Love the dried leaf idea. I've used green leaves picked off the tree, then coated with gel medium to preserve them, then painted. Your dried leaf with the beeswax gives a different effect, and it's wonderful. I LOVE your art, and need to visit your blog more often.

Alberta and Ava said...

These are soooo creative AND beautiful! They really make me look forward to Fall.

Sanja said...

wonderful idea Heather!love it!
xoxo

Char said...

Fab CD's.

vintage wil said...

these are gorgeous !!!

herminesplace said...

They are gorgeous, love the warm autumn colours!!

Lucy Edson said...

Beautiful and creative project for the recycling theme, Heather! Love the fall colors!

Linda said...

They are wonderful - such beautiful colours and words! (A great way to recycle too).
Linda X

mixedmediamonday said...

Heather, this is gorgeous! Love the colours, the verse, everything. I so very nearly did a disc too, but the spoon was closer, LOL. Diane

WendyK said...

They are gorgeous Heather, love the colours

Diana Evans said...

what an amazing transformation Heather....your discs are beautiful!!! and what a great way to recycle....

I thought of you when I went up North this weekend....the view was amazing....

redlan said...

i didn't know they are cds! unique idea and the color i love it!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

I came by to see what you are up to, and as usual beautiful art! You are such a creative creature! Ha! Hugs to you***Renea

nightowl said...

This is one of the prettiest Cd projects I've seen. Very pretty!

Sue Smith said...

Wow, the cd's look amazing. I might have to try this sometime myself! Love the colours that you've worked with and it's nice to have a 'set' of something too!

Mary-Beth said...

Beautiful Heather!!!! Makes me long for fall.

Carole said...

Those are cool.

I was in a cd swap a while back with six other people, and we all picked a theme and had a great time. Come to think of it, I still haven't made my own to go with what everyone else did for my theme. lol

How we sometimes get sidetracked....

Gaby Bee said...

Rally fabulous pieces. The colors are wonderful.

My name is CINDY...... said...

These are really beautiful!

Kris Dickinson said...

What a super cool idea and I love the fall theme!

Barbara Hagerty said...

These are brilliant, Heather, and I love your beautiful fall colors!