Thursday, September 3, 2015

What inspires an artist?  For Donna Cawley, her art comes from her love of up-cycling..."saving the planet one can at a time. My aluminum work expanded from a pair of earrings I made for myself to a wide collection of earrings, flowers, candle holders, wreaths and so much more. I have since expanded my upcycling, adding lots of other mediums including light bulbs, dishes, poker chips, rocks, shells, books, sheet music, and so much more. I tend to come up with ideas out of a desire to have something different, sharing my visions with others and enjoying the reactions when people find out what my creations were before I got to them."  ~Donna Cawley

 I really appreciate Donna's work as I too, am an up-cycler artist (you'll see some of my work later).  

further definition of  'up-cycler ' from Wikipedia-"Upcycling, also known as creative reuse, is the process of transforming by-products, waste materials, useless and/or unwanted products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value."

Now throw an artist into that process and you have Up-cycler Art!

You can see more of Donna's work on her facebook page at DLC Creations and here is the link  AND of course track her down at the Bizarre Bazaar 2015.  

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

I am so excited!!!  We are in the count down to the show you never want to miss....only 13 weeks left!  November 27 is Final Friday and The Bizarre Bazaar will have its grand evening 'sneak peak' at the Lawrence Art Center from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m.  Then on Saturday, November 28th the doors open at 9:00 a.m. and will close at 5:00!  

We will be posting pictures of current artists work here and on our facebook page.  So stay tuned for a little 'sneak peak' as we count down to what some say is the best art show in town!! 

 This beautiful work of art is a plywood bowl made by David Drennan!  His work is OTT!