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Art show opening

The opening reception for the “Masks revealing the artist” exhibit at the Artisans at the Dahmen Barn was yesterday and it was very nice. The person who hung the displays did a fantastic job. Mine was placed on a plinth in the middle of the room so people could walk around it. Had the hubby snaps some photos of me with my piece of course.

I didn’t stay for the whole reception, but another member figured up to that point at least 200 people had been thru with quite a few people who came in before the reception as they were at the barn for other reasons.

And for once I looked around and didn’t think my work wasn’t as good as the other artists LOL! In fact my brain started racing with ideas to do more masks with recycled computer parts. Now I need to get a scroll saw, soldering iron, and a whole lot of other supplies. And a decent work space out int he shed so I don’t ruin my dining room table LOL!

And for once I looked around and didn’t think my work wasn’t as good as the other artists LOL! In fact my brain started racing with ideas to do more masks with recycled computer parts. Now I need to get a scroll saw, soldering iron, and a whole lot of other supplies. And a decent work space out int he shed so I don’t ruin my dining room table LOL!

The show runs thru April 30th at the Artisans at the Dahmen Barn. If my piece doesn’t sell at the show I will be posting it on my Etsy shop.

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Purple Ducky Designs is about reusing and recycling items such as computer parts in order to keep as much of the waste out of landfills while turning it into unique wearable art as jewelry and interesting art pieces. The whole thing started when I took some read/write arms from hard drives my husband had dismantled and made them into a Christmas ornament for a party. Someone jokingly suggested they would make great earrings and I took that idea and ran with it.

Since then I have been thinking up different ways to use dead computers as jewelry and art. I haven’t looked at computer e-waste the same way since. I even find ways to use as much of the leftover materials such as wire, etc in my art pieces to further reduce the amount of waste that gets thrown out.

Plus I really love turning stuff that people wouldn’t generally think as still useful into something they would see in a new light.