Saturday, March 07, 2009

Recession Busters: Recycled Art Show

Recycled art is HOT. Jackson's school held a show this week, sponsored by Waste Connections, and prizes were given for several categories. Jackson got third place for kindergarten/first grade artistic achievement. Other prizes were for older kids who created "most recycled items in a piece" and "best invention." Then we got to see "Wall-E" which is all about garbage (and a disturbing loss of muscle tone). It was a memorable night.

He won a $20 gift card to Burgerville, which didn't exactly thrill him since he eats barely anything (not just at Burgerville--at any place, including home) but Keith and I were THRILLED. This month Burgerville is featuring rosemary chicken sandwiches and rosemary shoe-string potatoes. I'm patiently awaiting the seasonal blackberry shakes to come back to officially herald the season known around here as "blessed Summer."

This was a plastic cookie jar that he made into a bank (thanks to the magic of paper mâché and colorful macaroni)--to save all our coins for when the market finally climbs out of its black hole.

- Olympia Dumpster Divers - recycled art in Olympia, the Pacific Northwest, the USA and around the world
- Seattle ReStore Recycled Art & Fashion Show submission guidelines. Due March 17th.
- Haute Trash Fashion Show submission guidelines. Due March 24th.
- Cracked Pots just had a show of recycled garden art at McMenamins Grand Lodge today. Next show is scheduled for July 21-22 at McMenamins Edgefield.

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