Tuesday, January 08, 2008

A Nose for Plastic

I love collecting plastic that washes up on the beach after a storm. What do I do with it? All kinds of things. Once I made a quilt. I drilled holes in the plastic (bottle caps, bic lighters, etc.) and sewed the pieces onto a puffy down comforter. It was hung at our group show. Frankly I was astonished that no one seemed remotely interested in buying it to wrap up in on cold winter nights. Susan, have you considered sewing faded old cigarette lighters onto your hats? I can send you a bagful.