Sunday, February 20, 2011

Coming Soon...

The dream has a home!!!  We have found the perfect space for "Trashed" creative recycling studio in downtown Concord!  The next time you are at Ellie's coffeeshop (and you know you will be~ everyone loves Ellie's!), take a look across the street and up to the stained glass windows~ that's us!  I have decided to take advantage of the often overlooked, upstairs spaces in our beautiful historic town, so come see me! The stairs even provide a little exercise~ good for the heart, good for the soul!

We are so excited about the renovations to come!  In keeping with the concept, everything in this space will be upfitted using recycled and repurposed materials (down to the paint on the walls!).  I'm always up for a good challenge!  Stay tuned for progress pics and updates...

If you or your business have any extra/disposable items that could be repurposed, I would love to take them off of your hands!  I'm happy to come collect!  There is an ongoing wishlist of useful materials including magazines, books, fabric, metal, yarn, glass pieces, old jewelry, buttons, corks, wire, wood scraps, and much more.  It will serve a much better purpose in our studio than in the landfill, so please consider this before taking out your garbage. :)


Monday, February 14, 2011

Today is the day...

OK, here is the day I become a blogger! I have recently taken a leap of faith and began a very exciting journey, so it seems the perfect time to start a "thought trail."

For as long as I can remember, I have had a huge passion for all things found and repurposed.  Since creating is in my bones, I have created a way to share this deep rooted enthusiasm with other folks in the form of a "creative recycling studio."  Imagine, a place to let your creative self (we are all creative beings) rethink your perception of disposable objects and repurpose them into something original and beautiful...and made by you!  There is something very satisfying about dreaming up an idea and forging it with your own hands.  I like to call this process "recycle therapy" since it truly is so therapeutic for the soul and for the planet we share.

So there it is...I am commiting to do my part in keeping unnecessary items out of the landfills by recreating their purpose.  And while I'm at it, I believe I will recreate mine...

Dumpster Diving!!!

Dumpster Diving!!!
Not ashamed to get "trashy"