Bubble wrap. Q-tips. Coffee filters. Plastic forks.
Not the typical raw materials of an artist.
But that’s what we used during a recent craft workshop at Anthropologie.
Somehow this was going to turn into Anthropologie’s celebration of Earth Day, a window display of ocean life.
Sounded fishy to me—I thought even Martha Stewart couldn’t make something beautiful out of this stuff.
When I stopped by to see the window in progress they had moved on to corrugated cardboard.
Just a few days later…..
Not every craft project uses an actual craft.
The designer rescued a rowboat from somewhere, added some paint, some wax,
some penne pasta—a lot of creativity and a lot of hours.
I can’t even imagine how much time it must take putting the whole display together
especially considering that my one hour contributed maybe 5 bubble wrap barnacles.
It’s hard to capture the dramatic effect; see if you can find the Q-tips, plastic spoons and coffee filters in the final result.
Perfect theme for the marine life on the Monterey Peninsula. And Happy Earth Day to everyone!