We've all made mistakes when we're playing or creating. What do you do with all the mistakes before you toss them? Andrea Garvey is of the opinion that 'ugly art' (if there is such a thing) can simply be upcycled. She offers a useful tool, namely a blank frame that you place over the art until you find a snapshot that works well.
Linking paper and seeds, have you seen the seed paper that when used can simply be planted and creates new from the used? I tried to do some calligraphy on a piece (unsuccessfully because of the texture) so I'm on the lookout for more ways to use it.
Because seeds have a wonderfully textural property, you can use them in a myriad of ways. We'll go literal first- with seed art (which is a real discipline!).
Maybe your mind wanders over to vintage seed packets of yesteryear. There are some wonderful free resources for downloads of seed packet art that you can create with at the bottom of the linked post.
I also thought of Kay Carley's new releases last year (EKC62) with the snowman and his/her twiggy arms.
You can also use twigs as the most perfect rustic hanging implements. Etsuko used a beautifully curved one to hang this amazing piece.
I hope you're ready to go foraging, whether you've a garden, yarden or a local wood or park. Nature is all around us, and at this time of year, much stuff is dying to make way for the new so there'll be a rich bounty for you to create sustainably with.
If you want to create along with us, please share on our social feeds so we can see what you get up to. The best places are Instagram @paperartsy or post in PaperArtsy People Group on Facebook. Make sure you tag us in your contributions, we love to see what you get up to in your creative world!