A Month of Makery

Teaching a weekly class on The Art of Upcycling is really 20% instruction and 80% planning, practicing, and making samples of what I’ll teach others to make. You know I love living in that briar patch, spending time every week practicing what I’ll preach, er, I mean teach.

Pinterest is, of course, a godsend when it comes to searching for inspiration or examples. But, in case you haven’t gotten much further than pinning things you find on Pinterest, I’ll let you in on a little secret: nothing comes together exactly like they appear on that site. And that’s good, in many ways, otherwise we’d all just be reproducing the pretty things we see, whereas with a fair amount of failure, there’s plenty of room for creativity.

Want to see some of the projects I’ve tried my hand at this month? Just click on any image below to see the slideshow and details.