Archive for Environmental Art

Still time to collect milk jugs from the recycle bins before Hallowe’en

Oh, my! I’ve been finding so many videos and images for using milk jugs for Hallowe’en. I made a skeleton three years ago and am doing a workshop to show others on Tuesday October 25. As we only have an hour and a half, I’ve been looking around for how to just do a skull and have found all sorts of ideas.

Here are some videos and images you might enjoy too.

This one involves a plaster skull and a heat gun.

Here’s a very easy approach.



Simpler still…

I love this one I found on Pinterest, but haven’t been able to find the youtube video the pinner says is out there.

Gallon Jug Sugar Skull Craft. Dia de los Muertos. We used sharpies for the decoration. There is a tutorial for the skull on YouTube - (Upcycled, DIY, Homemade, Reused, Recycled, Plastic, Milk Jug, Water Jug):


Milk Jug Ghosts

If you search for “dia de los muertos milk jug sugar skull” you’ll find lots more ideas. Good luck with it!



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Roundabout Garden at 8th and Trafalgar

A green Green Streets sign

A yellow Green Streets sign

Welcome to the ‘hood, new gardener at 8th & Trafalgar! I see the sign has moved from green to yellow.

Inukshuk at 8th and Trafalgar

Inukshuk at 8th and Trafalgar

I love the Inukshuk in the Roundabout Garden at 8th and Trafalgar in Kits. This photo was taken April 2 – Watch for growth in surrounding plants.

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Bird Art

We’re going to make a bird for International Bird Art Installation Day – maybe lots of birds.

It seems a crow might be the most obvious for our ‘hood. What do you think?

We’ll use morning glory, ivy, and any other twigs and branches – bring some along on Sat. Sept 22.

Some other items that might be useful include: chicken wire, wire snips, recycled plastic, feathers (esp crow feathers!)

Maybe we’ll do some origami bird (crane) making too. Janet, what do you think?

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Water and Eco-Art

I was watching some videos from water and environmental artist Basia Irland who I met when she was in Vancouver for a Downstream conference coordinated by Emily Carr faculty and poet Rita Wong.

So I wondered what I’d find if I searched in Youtube for Water Rita Wong and I got a short video of water falling and an add from the “other” Rita Wong who sells real estate.

Still and all, the video’s kind of lovely – like having one of those fireplace DVDs for winter for those of us without real fireplaces.

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