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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Upcycling again...

The other day I wrote about how upcycling is so new, spell check can't handle it.  But it's not so new that it doesn't have its own magazine!  Last Friday night at Barnes and Noble I noticed a magazine called"Reloved: The Creative Guide to Upcycling."  It was the first issue, and it's British.  There was only one idea in it that I hadn't seen on Pinterest before (but it's probably there.)  I'm going to make that idea and bring one to the Great Escape for the auction.  Maybe it will be a workshop next year!

This reminded me of one of my favorite comic strips, Calvin and Hobbes of blessed memory.  Calvin subscribes to Chewing magazine, which is devoted to the art and science of chewing gum and provides reviews of gum, the best clothing to wear while get the picture.  Hobbes finds the magazine to be a waste of time and money.  When those strips came out, I was working for a magazine company that published Popular Photography, PC Magazine and other consumer publications.  Needless to say, those cartoons were posted on many bulletin boards around the company.

Anyhow, if you come to Great Escape, you can save the cost of subscribing to Reloved.  We'll show you how it's done!  REGISTER for Great Escape 2013, October 4 - 6.


  1. I upcycled the pegboard backs from some hand-me-down book cases into shed organizers!

    The the book case got an upcycled makeover too! It's now a front hall / china display shelf:

  2. OOOHHH! love the book case, it really pops the painting! Waldorf school golden yellow, gotta love it!