Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Two of my Handmade Upcycled Tea Towel Aprons feature in a book - Art Without Waste

Well, this week I'm super excited!!!!
Two of my Handmade Upcycled Tea Towel Aprons feature in a book - 'Art Without Waste'.

Many months ago I was contacted about two of my aprons. Patty Wongpakdee had seen these: either via a Google search or possibly in one of my online stores.
Patty asked if I could supply 'high res' images of the two aprons as she was collecting images for a book she was working on.
This week I got the news that both aprons appear in this printed book! I'm so delighted.

"Art Without Waste features 500 upcycled and Earth-friendly designs from cutting-edge designers, illustrators and artists around the world. With a broad scope of alternative uses for discarded items, such as bottle caps, gas cans, and skateboards, the designs featured in this book also explore new uses for sustainable resources such as wood, straw, and paper. This is a gorgeous and inspiring collection of works from artists whose approach often incorporates eco-friendly principles such as upcycling, with sustainability as a central goal.
Find inspiration from an array of non-traditional artists and designers. Some have invented new techniques, while others have harnessed a creative passion into manipulated materials, resulting in dynamic forms that encourage audiences to perceive discarded items in an entirely new light. So don't just throw away that bottle or plastic cap- recycle it into your own exciting art projects."

 Art Without Waste is available now from QBookShop
and Amazon from the 1st of October 2014

My aprons can be purchased from my online stores: Madeit and Etsy

Metro Retro Aprons are all OOAK - that is, One Of A Kind.
Each one is never to be repeated, never to be exactly the same as another.
If you like something you see, purchase it NOW - All of these aprons are handcrafted originals and unique!
The ideal handmade gift for someone special or for spoiling yourself.

Metro Retro Aprons....
Fun & Funky Designs - Expect the unexpected!
Vintage, Retro Design with Modern & Practical Use.
Unique, One Of A Kind - just like you!
One Size Fits Most.

I love to upcycle and give a new life to something that had an intended previous use.
Some of my  tea towels are brand new but many are retro vintage - that is 20-40 years old!
They are in excellent condition as they have never been used for their original purpose.
I try to source my tea towels from all around the world, Australia, United Kingdom
& the USA, to just name a few.



About the Author

"Patty K. Wongpakdee is a graphic artist based in New York. She is an Assoc. Professor of Graphic Design at New York Institute of Technology. Prior to teaching, Patty was a Senior Designer/Art Director for Ernst & Young. In that capacity, she designed the artistic components for business proposals, brochures, and invitations for corporate functions. She has given lectures about graphic design in Bangkok, Thailand, and has presented at academic and professional design conferences in the United States and Europe. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications.In addition to teaching, Patty is committed to her own artwork. She merges her graphic design sensibilities with traditional paint-like qualities. To further this concept, she sometimes prints her digital images directly on to canvas and in some cases applies paint directly on the printed canvas.Patty received her M.F.A. in Computer Graphics at Pratt Institute and her B.F.A. at The School of Visual & Performing Arts, Syracuse University."

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