upcycled art

Vanadu Steampunk Upcycle

Feeling Steampunked What’s a Steampunk?Many of us have heard the term “steampunk,” though we may not know what it means. If you joined me on last week’s outdoor adventure to Vanadu Art House, you got an eye-full of steampunk art. This art process fuses industrial technology from the 19th century with artistic aesthetics. To illustrate…

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Vanadu Art House

A Home Covered in Upcycled Art The House of My DreamsOkay, maybe I don’t want to live in the house, but I’d like to live next door and visit often. As an upcycle artist, I’m enthralled with Vanadu Art House, which happens to be a quick 20 minutes down the road from me. I’m not…

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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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Graffiti at High Rock Upcycle

How to Upcycle a Glass Bottle with Graffiti Art and Foil Flowers The Challenge Do you set realistic goals for yourself? Too often, we expect more of ourselves than others hope from us. We are hardest on ourselves when we should be cheering ourselves on for every hurdle leaped, high and low. My biggest obstacles…

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The Lonely Castle Upcycle

How to Upcycle Trash You Find in the Mud at a Castle Each of my outdoor adventures offers something different for me and you—a beach one warm day and an abandoned quarry another. Last week’s visit to The Lonely Castle was my favorite so far. I got to be outside, soaking in a cool, sunny…

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An Abandoned Stone Mill Upcycle

Getting Colorful This upcycle episode is based on last week’s eerie outing at the abandoned Seneca Quarry Stone Mill. I took inspiration from the site as I dreamed up this week’s artwork. I wanted to find a way to celebrate nature reclaiming the quarry site with the trashy treasures I found. This Ecopsyched! upcycle was…

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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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