Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Waste Not: Main Street Edition
As I strolled Main Street yesterday in the brilliant sunshine, I noticed how the change in weather had caused piles of free magazines, scarce during the rain, to spring up like weeds all over town. Normally, I would have just hurried by, trying not to think about them as piles of potential trash and litter. But I still had Song Dong's Waste Not exhibit on my mind, so I grabbed two magazines and went home to make something with them. I was surprised by how easy, therapeutic even, it was to fold pages into giant flower petals. In fact, once I got the hang of it, I didn't stop until I realized I had made my way through an entire magazine. Don't my flowers make an entertaining centerpiece for a summer dinner party in the Hamptons? If you'd like to try, click here for a video tutorial.