This semester, my young’un art students no longer wait for a recycle bin at their school (we waited and waited and waited…no recycle bin…)…they now just simply re-use paper from the “scrap bin”. Consistently, this Helenbobelen has been modeling various art projects using “recycled” paper and often times in a jokey/ironic way, depending on the paper’s written content…(yes, I’m giving this Helenbobelen a proverbial pat on the back…)
But in general, getting this to Earth-friendly art to happen is a shared joyeous victory and now these kiddos can see how beautiful the random colored scraps can look.
This morning, I came across Kirsten Dirksen’s video of Thomas Dambo who, along with Elon Musk, show that it’s indeed cool for men to recycle and care about our children’s future Earth.
It takes energy to recycle. It takes energy to care…and truly create.
It rained yesterday…(…sunnier today). Yesterday, I created this skirt. It costed me $7.57 for the 100% merino wool sweater and $2.00 for the on-sale grosgrain ribbon…Back in the 80s, I saw a red 100% merino wool skirt priced at $500.00…this one’s not lined…so I figure it’s probably worth the same dollar amount except this one’s Earth-friendly and custom-fit to this Helenbobelen.
You, too, can make this skirt for yourself. Just take your favorite skirt to the men’s sweater section of any consignment/thrift store and hold it up to any 100% merino wool sweater…and if it looks like it’ll fit (and if it’s gathered at the bottom, it can be a bubble skirt), then take it home, and make it!
P.S. You can do this with oversized t-shirts (if you can swing it, use OEKO TEX organic cotton fabric, it’ll feel better and is healthier for you and the planet).
P.S. Why merino wool? You can check out my other blog posts about it…in addition it’s pill-free, unlike cashmere and angora.
P.S.S. Be kind to animals. Purchase used wool whenever possible…
P.S.S.S. Yes, I’ll be making something out of the sweater’s upper part…
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