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Meridian Hill Park is Malcolm X Park Upcycle

Beautiful Trash Is this a joke? A pizza box, a take-out bag, and a thrift store frame walk into a…studio! You may think we’re headed into a disaster of an upcycle episode with the trash in hand, but I hope you’ll be pleasantly surprised. Hint: the trash was attractive to begin with! What do I…

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The Christmas Pig-Deer Upcycle

It’s an Ecopsyched! Holiday Upcycle Join me for this holiday upcycle episode, and discover what becomes of the trashy treasures collected from the river during our last outing. This artsy attempt toes the line between pig and reindeer! With each upcycle project comes some level of intention. I typically imagine the possibilities for my trashy…

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The Christmas Pine

The Rooted Holiday Tree One of my favorite holiday memories is trudging through the snow as a child with my family to cut our Christmas tree. I loved being in the woods, the smell of pine sap, and the warmth of holiday feelings. As an adult, I appreciate my Christmas trees rooted and growing tall,…

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The First Ecopsyched! Upcycle

Chesapeake Bay Upcycle Accomplished! Have you ever seen a pretty piece of trash and thought it would look nice on your mantel? No? Trash rarely reveals its potential without some intention on behalf of the spectator. More often these days, I catch myself staring at metal scraps and driftwood. Perhaps it’s because of my new…

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Below the Cliffs

Little Revelations Below the Cliffs I’m psyched to invite you along on my first video adventure. Join me for a zen-ful experience below the cliffs of the Chesapeake Bay. And get a peek at the trashy-treasure that will become the first ever Ecopsyched! upcycle project (tune in next week). I didn’t realize it would be,…

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I’m So Ecopsyched!

Nature and Arts Adventures Have you ever wanted to sideline the stress and make time for your passion project? Have you ever daydreamed about that project becoming your full-time career? I’ve had this very waking dream more days than I can count. Don’t get me wrong; I’ve been working in an exciting career for more…

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Create Your Gallery Wall

Create Your Gallery Wall Arranging your very own gallery wall at home is like curating an art exhibit. The creative process is fun, and the best part is that you’re left with a space filled with artwork that inspires you and tells your story. I live in a small cape with a dormered second floor,…

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ReImagining

A New Season on the Horizon A very warm welcome to you in the new Studio Blog at Ecopsyched! You’ll find all the original eco art blog posts here, along with future posts focusing on studio musings. From creative writing and podcasting to a whimsical new style of illustrating, I’ll be sharing my trials and…

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Winter Globes

Add a splash of color to your winter! As winter approaches in the northern hemisphere, a new playground emerges. Creating winter globes is a fun cold-weather project to keep us generating Vitamin D long after the sun-soaked days of summer have passed. This is a great project to get the whole family outdoors, though I…

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Ecopsyched! + Solar Painting

It’s ecopsyched!’s first blog post! Ecopsyched! is an initiative to promote healthy relationships with nature, of which we’re part. The foundations of Ecopsyched! are rooted in the principles of ecopsychology (learn more about ecopsychology). That is, interaction with the natural world can bring about both physical and emotional benefits for humans, and in turn, benefits…

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