From Cast-offs to Creatures

October 14th, 2008 in blog     
suewhitney Sue Whitney, editor
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This stack of faces certainly brought a smile to mine. I adore the use of the vintage glasses. Makes these metal people look well schooled!
Take a look at the eyelashes. I would die to have these long and lush lovelies! Quite the creative use for old forks.
A different version of the coffee pot people. He changed up the base n this two-headed coffee pot person.
Okay, admit it! This family makes you smile...right? They all look like a chip off the same block. These faces  crafted from metal pans and other junk accessories would look teriffic in a kitchen.
Paint brushes and bow ties. Now there is a combo you dont see every day! These handsome dudes are my favorites.
Heres a big mouth bass for you! All of his scales were recovered off the street. Yep, you heard me right. He cleans trash from the streets and makes it into his own personal brand of junk art.
This flying fish has a little help with take off. His old trike tires will see him safely down the runway.
This stack of faces certainly brought a smile to mine. I adore the use of the vintage glasses. Makes these metal people look well schooled!

This stack of faces certainly brought a smile to mine. I adore the use of the vintage glasses. Makes these metal people look well schooled!


I was fortunate enough to run across this ultmate recycler of junk during my travels and found what he did to be very quirky, fun, and inspiring. Take a look at some of his works of art and I'm sure they will put a smile upon your face! You can find Steve and his partner Sarah Haugh at craft shows across the country or at S.D. Meadows Folk Art Gallery, 217 South Main Street, Palestine, Illinois 62451.


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Comments (6)

suewhitney writes: Welcome to the site eveh! I can tell already that you have a great sense of humor and you'll feel right at home on this site. Can't wait to see the wee little paint brush people.

Take care,
Sue
Posted: 11:31 pm on October 15th
eveh writes: I love the paintbrush people. I have to see what I can come up with. I have some little brushes..maybe I'll make little people. lol Posted: 7:38 pm on October 15th
shabbychick writes: Sue - these are all too funny and so creative!! Looks like a whole lot of "personalities" going on... (and I also love the glasses - great finishing touch)

They remind me of my "junk chick" that I did on an old piece of wood - and of course your wooden-faced cowboy, Bart!! Maybe long lost relatives??? LOL :)

Kathy Posted: 9:48 am on October 15th
CottageElements writes: OMG, these are so adorable. Did anyone every see the movie "Robots" with Robyn Williams? They look "just" like the characters in it! Too funny. How creative.

Lani Posted: 12:06 am on October 15th
MimiToria writes: Sue- Note in the flying fish the eyes this artist used are none other than whatcha-ma-callits (porcelain fence insulators).
This is one creative couple. I would never come up with the art they've created. Thanks for sharing, once again another creative way to use a lot of junk and inspiring us to use things in different ways than their intended uses. Posted: 9:50 pm on October 14th
kopykatkim writes: WOW! What more can you say! AMAZING! Love all of it and the fact that he recycles from anywhere and everywhere. He has some talent. Posted: 7:45 pm on October 14th
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