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I Create One Art Piece A Day During Quarantine Using Recycled Materials (14 Pics)
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I Create One Art Piece A Day During Quarantine Using Recycled Materials (14 Pics)

Never let a serious crisis go to waste, they say, so I’m using this time to create a new series, Covid Blues (Art for the Quarantined Soul). Inspired by Picasso during his Blue Period, the 14-day visual diary uses repurposed materials found around the house, created in monochromatic shades of blue.

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Day 1: Emergency preparedness

Watercolor and gouache on used tea bags.

Day 2: Social distancing fashion

Lindt chocolate wrapper on a used tea bag.

Day 3: Flattering the curve

Soup can label folded into a brassiere.

Day 4: Six feet apart

Cut images on paint color chips.

Day 5: Deemed essential

Painted leaves, acrylic gouache.

Day 6: Hunkered down

Origami cranes folded from junk mail security envelopes.

Day 7: Wash your hands

Painted stones, acrylic gouache.

Day 8: Self-isolation

Hand made shoe made with Utz snack bag.

Day 9: Shelter-in-place

Painted corks, gouache.

Day 10: Shellshocked

Painted pistachio shells, acrylic gouache.

Day 11: Frontliners

Cut images on paper cups with recycled coffee sleeves.

Day 12: Panic buying

Painted, blown eggs.

Day 13: Personal protective gown

Cyanotypes on used tea bags, white markers.

Day 14: Better days are coming

Cut images, watercolor on a used tea bag.

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ClaudiaDarla03
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2 years ago

These are so amazing! I am in high school and I'm taking a fashion class that my school offers. We have been doing a project from home (since school closed) about Covid-19. How it impacts our lives and the world around us, and we had to make a garment from recycled materials. I am making a jacket from Covid-19 newspaper articles and random wrappers that describe life with a pandemic(I am using a Clorox wipe labels and a toilet paper logo, etc.). Like I said, your work is amazing! Thank you for some more inspiration for my project! It has been super hard and it is great to know that if I work at it, I could eventually be that good! I also love the incorporation of watercolor in your works as well!

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2 years ago

I love your recycled art ideas as well. Good luck!

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Lavender Brown
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2 years ago

These are very beautiful 😍 I love the cranes and that you used them out of everyday items usually thrown away!!!

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2 years ago

Junk mail never goes to waste in our house. Thanks!

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Motherofdogs
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2 years ago

Beautiful work.

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2 years ago

Thank you!

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ClaudiaDarla03
Community Member
2 years ago

These are so amazing! I am in high school and I'm taking a fashion class that my school offers. We have been doing a project from home (since school closed) about Covid-19. How it impacts our lives and the world around us, and we had to make a garment from recycled materials. I am making a jacket from Covid-19 newspaper articles and random wrappers that describe life with a pandemic(I am using a Clorox wipe labels and a toilet paper logo, etc.). Like I said, your work is amazing! Thank you for some more inspiration for my project! It has been super hard and it is great to know that if I work at it, I could eventually be that good! I also love the incorporation of watercolor in your works as well!

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2 years ago

I love your recycled art ideas as well. Good luck!

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Lavender Brown
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2 years ago

These are very beautiful 😍 I love the cranes and that you used them out of everyday items usually thrown away!!!

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2 years ago

Junk mail never goes to waste in our house. Thanks!

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Motherofdogs
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2 years ago

Beautiful work.

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2 years ago

Thank you!

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