RECYCLED ART SHOW

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At Leavenworth, as part of their Salmon Festival, the Museum and Icicle Arts Gallery asked for recycled art submissions, that included a children’s category. This masterfully done crow was installed in the yard.

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Also in the yard, hanging from a birch tree, saw blades of various sizes made a nice sculpture.DSC01421 (Copy)

On the porch this giant dragonfly.

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Inside, made from wire and paper, was this delightful chihuahua, my favorite piece. There was no indication of what criteria the judges used to decide a winner, if they chose a winner.DSC01431 (Copy)

Several old windows were converted to art windows with crushed glass.

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They were all made by the same artist.

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This multimedia piece used up some unusual items, bullets and shell casings, used corks, sea shells and buttons.

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The artist chose interesting items for jewelry. The necklace on the left has cut up credit card pieces. The trouble with pieces like this is,  you can’t wear them.

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The kids entries were pretty neat.

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This boy used an old door, painted it and rigged a plaster three-dimensional, tiled sculpture of a salmon in the bear’s mouth. Lot of work and effort here.

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Sturdy feed sacks turned into shopping bags. Nice.DSC01448 (Copy)

This wall hanging was made from old sweaters, but, I could visualize it as a bath mat, washable, nice and soft on your feet coming out of the shower. Nice.

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This nice piece was made from a radiator cover, mounted on wood. I got a little art fix at Leavenworth, we moved on to a Thousand Trails Park about 25 miles up the road.  Yesterday, between raindrops, Jim and I walked the Park.

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The lodge had this magnificent fireplace and a big bin of wood. Nobody was about. It is definitely fall chasing winter here.

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I thought of my son-in-law when I saw a double football field sized expanse of grass. The sport here is frisbee golf. This is a “hole” or goal. We saw five of these, some over treed areas.

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Mushrooms the size of portabellas, looked delicious, but  I know better than to pick them. Washington would be a good state to grow mushrooms. I wonder? Wild Portabellas? Must they be imported from Italy?

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