Tuesday, August 28, 2012

woyww - the composition of rubbish

The recycled canvas is coming along slowly ... who would of thought the composition of rubbish would take so much contemplation and rearrangement.  A bit like compost!   Family comments varied from "but it's still rubbish" to "I like that you try".  Thank goodness I am made of tough stuff and comments just flow off me.  I also got carried away making text paper rolls and die cutting flowers.  

My other obsession this week was reading another Jo Nesbo book "The Leopard".  I cannot get enough of  Norwegian crime authors.  Any recommendations woyww's?



31 comments:

  1. It's looking good - and what can be better than a little crafty contemplation and rearrangement.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hi there Sandra - ah beauty is in the eye of the beholder - and think it does take thought a truly effective composition ..thanks for sharing ~ happy WOYWW! Shaz in Oz. x #28

    ReplyDelete
  3. Well, in my book anything with flowers and butterflies on it is a masterpiece! Nothing wrong with contemplation either, take your time and do it your way, that's my advice. I think it's very pretty, interested to see what you do with all those paper rolls......Happy WOYWW, Anne x #32

    ReplyDelete
  4. I still think it is gorgeous. Text paper rolls what a great idea, must try that. BJ#35

    ReplyDelete
  5. Looking at your canvas 'rubbish' got me to thinking about clearing out our garage to see what I could recycle for my wall............but then sometimes the thoughts are there but not the inclination lol. Yours is very pretty I must say, looking fwd to seeing the end result.
    Cheers, Elaine #10

    ReplyDelete
  6. love the look of your canvas, love all the layers and textures! trace x 48

    ReplyDelete
  7. what gorgeous work!! the ultimate in recycliing :)
    thanks for sharing
    no. 47

    ReplyDelete
  8. Recycling you've made it look easy. It all looks beautiful to me , so please keep going with it . Happy crafting Jill #51

    ReplyDelete
  9. Don't know about your family's comments but I rather like how the canvas is going so keep up the good work.
    Hugs,
    A x #68

    ReplyDelete
  10. WEll, I for one would never have thought that "rubbish" could look so good - I love what you have done.
    Thanks so much for sharing - Hugs, Neet #45 xx

    ReplyDelete
  11. I know what you mean, I spent ages arranging and re arranging a page of this style, but it's so worth it in the end.
    Thanks for your visit, Happy WOYWW
    Hugz Minxy #5

    ReplyDelete
  12. Well I think you should just ignore them all, Sandra, it looks great to me. I know what you mean about arranging and re arranging, that's just how I scrapbook. In fact this would make a gorgeous LO!!
    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs Lisax#93

    ReplyDelete
  13. Well despite what your family think, I think it is coming along a treat. Its gorgeous in fact. Now where is that Andy Warhol quote about making art regardless of what people say about it? I shall look it up again!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Well it looks fab to me! Take care Zo xx 118

    ReplyDelete
  15. One mans rubbish...... Can't remember the rest. It's lovely, you carry on
    Famfa #22

    ReplyDelete
  16. I think that canvas is great!
    Happy WOYWW!
    Tertia #47

    ReplyDelete
  17. Ignore them all - its gorgeous! Hsve a fab week xx #80

    ReplyDelete
  18. Well, I like it, no matter what your family has to say about it. I can see that the changes you've made from last week too - love the butterfly now. I read a lot of crime fiction but haven't ventured into Norwegian fiction yet - that will be another author to put on my reading list then :) Thanks for sharing. Have a great day and fabulous week. Elizabeth x #101

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love who the recycled bits are coming along. I would hardly call it rubbish though! My problem when putting bits and bobs together like that is I get it down in the perfect place but then you have to pick it all up to glue it down and it never looks as good the second time around. Silly, I know.

    ReplyDelete
  20. gorgeous canvas it looks great

    happy woyww Mrs.C.xx #63

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your canvas is stunning!! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise!!! I can't wait to see the finished product, although it looks finished to me now!

    The only crime author I usually read is John Grisham...it's a little more legal drama though.

    Happy Wednesday!

    Amy E. #6
    scrapthissavethat.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. Sandra it's beautiful and very, very creative. You certainly can't please all the people all the time so don't even try, be true to yourself. Never read any but how about Henning Mankell's Wallender series? Set in Sweden I believe and made into a tv show with Kenneth Brannagh.

    Hugs
    Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh, I love to repurpose, and you are doing a great job.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I don't see any rubbish I only see beauty and a great composition too, love it!
    Debxx

    ReplyDelete
  25. Fabulous canvas! I love that you're making art of rubbish. Love it! I'm now following you and hope you'll follow me at http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com.

    Hugs,

    Terry #60

    ReplyDelete
  26. I think it looks great. When I use multiple elements, I like to make them all cohesive by going over everything with a distress ink to unify all the varied elements.
    Karen 123

    ReplyDelete
  27. It's looking fabulous, and it's fun for us to share your process--thank you!

    :)Happy WOYWW!
    trisha, #148 this week

    ReplyDelete
  28. Don't you love making things from recycled bits and pieces. Your canvas is coming along really nicely! Can't wait to see it finished.

    Happy WOYWW
    Hugs, Kay #17

    ReplyDelete
  29. Oh it looks lovely....iknow what you mean though, I cna rearrange pieces for hours! Loving the paper rolls,they always look fab on a piece. As for the family - perfect representation of the phrase 'they don't get it'!!

    ReplyDelete
  30. I think your recycled art work is coming together! They look beautiful as they are, at the moment.

    Happy WOYWW!

    Hwee
    #12

    ReplyDelete
  31. Hi sandra... late visit due to a manic week with the grandees visit but thanks so much for your comment.
    I love the progress of your canvas and the fact that it's created from recycled bits and bobs. Just think where they would be if not in your work of art!
    Love joZarty x

    ReplyDelete