As of May 1 (hooray, hooray, the first of May-----) The Flying Pig started their grueling summer schedule of being open 7 days a week. But just because they were closed a few days a week, didn't mean the creativity stopped flowing through that place-not a chance. This past winter, the project was to turnwhat couldn't be recycled, into art. In this case, a gigantic flying pig (what else?) hanging way up on the gallery wall. The idea was for folks to chip in their trash that couldn't be recycled, give it it Robyn, and then the magic happened! Mind you, I thought we did na pretty good job of recycling, but this certainly raised the awareness of how much we actually contributed to the landfills, I was shocked actually!
See those cd's? And then see the 4 things on top of each cd that makes it look sort of like a flower? Those are the empty syringes from the injections that I had to give myself this winter to help keep the blood clot under control-they look much better on there than going into my stomach! Which reminds me---there's GREAT news----word is that the blood clot is gone-absolutely gone, no evidence left of it at all kind of gone! Now is that cool or what? They told me that I'll be at high risk for forming another one for the rest of my life so some life style changes will have to be implemented. But that's ok, I don't EVER want to have to sit around with my foot up for 4 months again, ever! Now I can go ahead & get my hip surgery done the end of June, I can move around again, and I can eat veggies again, which you have no idea how good they taste after having them taken away from you. So that light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter again-lets keep it that way!
But I digress, take a close look at the curly tail on the pig-it's all plastic eating utensils. With summer just around the corner, it makes you more aware of those days when you eat outside, using paper plates & plastic forks, to make our life easier by tossing them in the trash instead of washing them, doesn't it? I know I'll think twice before I do that again.
And look at all the electronic bits & bobs on the head? At this rate, we're going to have the landfills heaped with our junk! Fortunately, most of those who read here don't toss a lot out knowing that somehow, somewhere it will be used in our art. So now we have even more reason to save junk and recruit everyone you know to do the same and see what you can cme up with. Wouldn't this make a great neighborhood or community project? Save stuff all summer, create with it all winter-or something like that. Bottom line, I'm hoping that once again, the gals at the Flying Pig have inspired us all to reach, and do bigger & better things!