Monday, 25 April 2011

AJ Project: Hand-bound books

Laura, the Prairie Peasant, sent us a link to her lovely blog and some pictures of a beautiful hand-crafted book that she bound using ArtsJunktion materials.

Behold, a former car dealership calendar, transformed into the affectionately named "Cotton Candy Journal":

ArtsJunktion commends Laura for turning the unwanted trash of this world into a work of true beauty!

Laura documents her creative adventures on her Prairie Peasant blog, which can be found here.

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Spring is on the way

Barring our recent blizzard (and let's just pretend that never happened), spring is on the way in Winnipeg.

I love coming to work at our exchange district depot and hanging out in this historic building.  The beautiful brick facades, the fire escapes and the large windows give this area such a unique look. As the exchange sees more and more of its buildings morphing into beautiful loft condos, I offer this article from to our ever-growing urban neighbourhood.

Pallet gardens are looking like a wonderful way to maximize small space and still bring a little green into your life!

We've got a couple of pallets kicking around the AJ depot, so maybe when the weather improves once and for all we can give this a try too!

Monday, 11 April 2011

RHCC March Break Project: TRASH-O-SAURUS!

The kids at River Heights Community Centre spent their March break learning a thing or two about trash!

Behold, the mighty Trash-O-Saurus, rescued from extinction in the landfill!  He was brought to life using salvaged supplies from Arts Junktion!

Way to go River Heights!!