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I have been inspired!  I am so excited to share that I am trying something new to make the lid murals more “eco-friendly” and maybe more “eco”-nomic!  Recently, I stumbled on the work of California artist Linda Merica who works with recycled paper in various ways.  She uses recycled paper, or paper mache for a variety of thing but what really inspired is that she does custom floors whereas the paper is made to look like flag stones.  She also make counter tops that look great!  This is what got my mind wandering and wondering about the paper being a good binder for my upcycled lid murals.  For any of you that might be interested in trying to make a floor or something out of recycled paper she has a book for sale on her website for only $9 bucks.  Check it out at http://www.papertostone.com/

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Van Gogh made it to Martinsburg West Virginia.  See it here first!

Putting the final touches to the Van Gogh mural

Putting the final touches to the Van Gogh mural

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The project began with a proposal to the Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority under the recommendation of Director Clint Hogbin.  The evening presentation to the board members was a success with unanimous agreement for support.  The agreement was to issue the following proclamation which once again non of the local press picked up or reported on – as far as I know.  The only “press” that printed the proclamation in all of its glory was The Main ARTery in their special “earthday” or “DUMP” Issue – Volumn 3 Issue 2.

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Their recycling center in Martinsburg takes plastic bottles but people are supposed to remove the plastic bottle lids and throw them away UNLESS THEY CAN THINK OF SOMETHING ELSE TO DO WITH THEM.  This is pretty much the standard at recycling centers across the country.  I asked the board if they would agree to have the lids removed and saved for the Put A Lid On It project.  They agreed and now a few months into this project a 6th of my garage is filled with boxes and bags full of grungy lids just waiting for volunteers to help clean the lids and sort by color and size.

Build it and they will come.

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letter of endorsement from this fine organization

letter of endorsement from this fine organization

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