Have a Trashionable New Year

So as this is an end-of-the-year post, we thought we would reflect on this past year while looking forward to the next.  For me, Ruby Re-Usable, the thing that stands out the most is Trash Fashion.  I am eagerly anticipating … Continue reading →

Art from Rubbish by Michelle Reader

Since 1997, Michelle Reader has been working to make recycled materials into sculptures, often incorporating mechanical elements such as the working parts of toys and clocks. Her materials come from city dumps, roadsides, and thrift shops, and include both household and industrial … Continue reading →

Summer Shows in Seattle

Seattle has a lot of artists who work with recycled materials.  One of our all-time favorites,  Ross Palmer Beecher, has been making art out of recycled materials since 1980, yet she continues to inspire us with her ingenuity, craftsmanship, and … Continue reading →

Steve Jensen’s Art Boats

Last Friday, Olympia Dumpster Divers attended the Percival Landing sculpture exhibit kick off party here in Olympia, WA.  It was a lovely little reception at the Harbor House, where chips and dips and non-alcoholic beverages were served and ballots passed … Continue reading →

More Marita Dingus at Northwest African American Museum

We went up to Seattle the other week with our friend and idol, the Queen of the recycled art scene, Marita Dingus, to see her latest exhibit at the Northwest African American Museum.  The exhibition, entitled Marita Dingus: At Home, includes … Continue reading →

Olympia Earth Day Arts Walk

Happy Oly Arts Walk!  Olympia Arts Walk brings out the creativity in our citizens, and every year more folks are working with trash/recycled materials to make amazing art.  Here is a preview: Thurston County solid waste educator Carrie Ziegler and … Continue reading →

Happy Hearts Day

We here at Olympia Dumpster Divers <3 handmade, reused hearty art: Take a peek at Ruby Re-Usable’s Recycled Heart Art gallery on flickr Check out these 50 Recycled and Repurposed Valentines  Jennifer Kuhns recycled glass mosaic heart [ viagra mexico | levitra … Continue reading →

Have a Trash-free New Year

Should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne? Still our favorite art from recycled materials blog: Art for Housewives And still our favorite trash blog: everydaytrash More Favorites: Lady … Continue reading →

This Re-Usable Life: New Jersey

Ruby Re-Usable made a pilgrimage back to her home state this summer, and while she did not get to check out all of the weird, wonderful, artsy and trashy sites of New Jersey, she did get to briefly visit the … Continue reading →