Thursday, February 26, 2009

Latitudinal Attitudinal









Northern Latitudes













"People in the North call such a boat a kay
ak ...." these words from an old storybook fit perfectly with my Alaskan Pale Ale beer label and "made in alaska" bottle cap ....


This hanging art piece is entirely re-used materials: a canned pineapple lid, beer bottle label, beer bottle cap, electrician wire, an old storybook, cereal box cardboard and beads - but I guess the beads don't qualify (as recycling) - along with the fishing line and glue. Today's theme over at Theme Thursday is something (anything) nautical or beachy. And yes, there are beaches in Alaska - even surfing!


Southern Latitudes

... and here we have the southern latitudes represented by my Dad. He e-mailed this picture to me last week and I love the colors and composition. Oh, to be in short sleeves on a sunny day!


17 comments:

Kelly said...

beautiful

J and Z said...

wonderful!! what a great piece!! you are so clever!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wonderful art piece. I Love it

Odd Chick said...

I bet NO ONE thought of an alaskan kayak when they were presented a nautical challenge- your brain is wired in the most magical way!!

hastingshall2 said...

Wonderful art piece! I've been to Point Barrow and dipped my toes in the sea there. Not the usual sort of beach, for sure.
Faye

Taluula said...

Wonderful piece.

stamp and scrape said...

This is fabulous - love the twisted wire pieces around the edge, and the quote you used.
Ros

Shelly Hickox said...

This is just too darned cool! Love the innovation and imagination in this piece!

Buffy said...

Wow, this is just beautiful. Love all the details.

Gaby Bee said...

What a fabulous creation. I love the twisted wire around the edges. Very clever!
Have a wonderful upcoming weekend!
Gaby xo

Jane said...

Love everything about this piece!

ELK said...

so colorful and really unusual ...ELK

Linda said...

Kimmie this is stunning - I love it!! The colours are fab and I like the way you've used recycled items.
Most of all though, I love the way you've displayed the text; it works perfectly. Must add that idea to my note book....
Thanks for inspiring us again!!
Linda xoxo

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Oh Kimmie, you know I admire your recycling art SO much,this piece is brilliant, everything about it is just fantastic! Can you tell I REALLY like it :)

Lyneen said...

that is awesome... you need to visit my site and post on my Going GREEN....

Virginia said...

Beautiful!!

Rosie said...

Kimmie this is just brilliant - I'm going to save this in my inspiration file because I love what you've done so much!