Friday, June 26, 2009

Give a hoot!

Just a little snippet from a page in my moleskine.

I created this little pro-recycling image from the interior of envelopes I received in the mail.   I love using patterns in my art.   The eyes of the owl are made from tiny little recycling symbols.   I used a leaf punch for the three leaves, but the rest of the pieces were cut or torn by hand.

I ran a google search on envelope security patterns, only to find a wonderful collection: The Joseph King Collection - currently numbering 139 from around the world!

And some craft ideas for reusing the envelopes:
Make Modern Paper Beads from Security Envelopes

Ooh, and here's a blog post showing a whole bunch of projects using the envelope patterns! Wonderful stuff!

1 comment:

Outdoors2 said...

I like this.
The guy that designed the original "Give a Hoot, Don't Pollute lived right down the street from me as a kid. (North Jersey)