Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Something Old /Something New


The theme at The Three Muses this week had me thinking about how I enjoy finding something old and making it new- giving the old item a new purpose or a new look. I found some very old brick pieces in my yard and decided to hand paint, rubber stamp and decoupage with (my decorative napkins again) and see what would happen. I saw a project like this in a Somerset Studio magazine some time ago and decided it was time to try it out. I love recycled art and was happy with these pieces. The same technique can be used with any masonry or decorative rock and used as an indoor or garden decoration. Totally fun! With the old year giving way to the new I plan to look for more things to alter and make new again, rather than just tossing away (New Year's resolution #1).

36 comments:

  1. Hi Lori!!! you are so clever and amazing....I am thrilled we met and look forward to your wonderful ideas and art in 2010!!!

    Happy New Year!!!

    Hugs
    Diana

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  2. it's beautiful!! you are so creative!!

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  3. I'm delighted that you stopped by my blog because it led me to yours. You are one talented gal. I love your previous post using fabric. I haven't had time to see everything yet, but plan to spend more time here.

    I love, love, love using recycled items in just about everything I make. So the altered bricks were right up my alley. I was impressed that you were able to get a napkin on a brick and it maintain its shape and integrity. Were I to try it, I would probably have it in three or five pieces before I ever got it spread onto the brick. Lovely job.

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  4. Hi Lori,

    Just a quick note to say how much I love visiting your blog. You always have such wonderful new artwork to see. Great job-- keep it up!

    Best wishes for a happy new year!

    Juli
    East Acre Wood

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  5. WOW, Lori, what a fantastic idea, they will look stunning in the garden! Off to look for some suitable bricks tomorrow & have a go! Do have a happy & creative New Year!

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  6. Your project is fantastic, you give me an idea...
    It will be fun to see what will be the evolution !
    I know, my english is very bad, I would like to say more, but ...
    Happy new year Lori, et une belle et heureuse année riche de créativité et de rencontres. Amitiés.

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  7. To think I have some Great canvases in my own yard. So clever! Love your recycled bricks!
    glad you liked my streampunk bee. I have lots more to share but most have to wait till the 6th.
    Have a Joyous New Year and look forward to sharing the Love of art in 2010.

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  8. What a fabulous idea, Lori. Who would have thought that a work of art could be made out of broken bricks! You have given me ideas as I am sure I have more than a few broken bricks lurking in my garden. Fantastic.

    Happy New Year to you and your family, Lori.

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  9. They make wonderful garden decorations, what a clever idea! Reminds me of decorating pebbles when I was a child.

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  10. Wow, Lori! What a wonderful, creative entry! I haven't tried using napkins, but after seeing your decorations, I just might give it a whirl! LOVE them! Happy, Happy 2010! Hugs, Terri xoxo

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  11. Love this idea and I agree, I really want to stop buying and collecting and just use what I already have...thanks for sharing!

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  12. Wow Miss Lori, is there no end to your creativity, this is totally out of the box and wonderful. I can just imagine visiting your garden and seeing all the fantastic stones I might find there during 2010. Wishing you a very arty New Year.

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  13. What a great idea, and very beautiful too :)

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  14. wonderfully altered - everybody must enlarge to see it better!!

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  15. Your idea is a huge hit, Lori. Talk about the odd couple -- brick and napkin! Who'd have thought! They're a lovely addition to your garden.

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  16. Very clever & fun Lori...I'd like to try thatmethod too!! Have a Wonderful New Year filled with Happiness & Good Health!!
    Hugs,
    Susie

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  17. Wonderful idea and a fantastic creation, so creative, love it!
    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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  18. Excellent idea and what a gorgeous piece too!

    Happy New Year!

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  19. Fantastic idea, looks fab. Happy new year to you.

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  20. Oh wow Lori what an amazing idea.
    These are wonderful. Love it.

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  21. Beautiful art, Lori! Not only is it recycled art, but it's found art and that makes it as brilliant! :) All the best to you in 2010!

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  22. Lori, those are completely wonderful and I am inspired to give it a go myself next year!
    Happy New Year! =)

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  23. Lori; these are fantastic! Brilliant idea with the bricks! I've got tons of these around our house! Thanks for sharing!

    Happy New Year to you and yours. xxoo Marilyn

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  24. Lori!! What a great idea--I love looking at everyone's results from this challenge. I would have never thought of this--thank you!!

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  25. How wonderfully creative Lori! Have a very Happy New Year! - Kris

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  26. Lori I am trying to post again this is the third time so I will make it short and sweet for some reason I keep getting an error message:(

    I think your bricks are simply WONDERFUL!!! What a great New Year's resolution:)

    Wishing your New Year is simply MAVELOUS DALING!!!!
    XXXXOOOO
    Becky

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  27. These are wonderful, Lori...I love to garden and have been very inspired by these pieces. Excellent! Happy New Year, dear friend! Hugs, Gayle.

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  28. wonderful, wonderful work, Lori! Very creative...this will teach me to look at things differently. I think your work is amazing! LynnF

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  29. Lori, your bricks are absolutely beautiful! The contrast between the aged stone and the delicate images works so well. It's a great idea to recycle things in art, it gives an extra dimension (time, history) to collages. Happy New Year to you, too!

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  30. Such an clever creation, Lori! Beautifully presented.
    Happy new year to you and yours!

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  31. It's so wonderful to see something so different and inspiring...thank you...

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  32. Never would have thought to paint a brick, that's pretty cool. Looking forward to seeing more recycled art, great piece!

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  33. O Lori! So original and extreme beautiful!!

    Wishing you all the best for 2010!

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  34. Who would have thought that bricks could be a thing of beauty? But these truly are.
    Happy New Year.

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  35. Lori,

    Love how you have found the rocks and altered them what an interesting thing to do. The outcome just brilliant. Thanks for sharing your art, I love it.

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