Reusers of plastic in art and crafts come from all walks of life. Long gone is the popular (albeit mythical) stereotypical gorilla-art-loving-hippy who chains themselves to trees and eats tofu as a treat (actually, I really like tofu...and trees).
Plastic artists and crafters look, and act, just like the woman next door. In fact, the people living next door to Debbie Vogel, (left) may well know she is an IT business woman but not know how talented she is with an iron and a heap of single use waste plastics. Check out what she does:
The divine Debbie Vogel, recycled plastic mogul, shriveled like her plastic under a hot iron when I referred to her as an artist. She is not formally trained and is a relative newcomer to the world of professional creativity so therefore she prefers the label artisan.
I bequest her a new title: Debbie Vogel, plarnisan and recycled plastic mogul.
The woman's recycled artistic ventures are amazing. I am so very privileged to count her as a sister member of The Junk Weavers Inc and I got to hang out with her not once, but twice, on our recent recycled craft tour to Hobart. She is just fabulous.
Here's a few of her recycled plastic treats (and she reckons she's not an artist......pleeeeaaaaaassssse!)
Connect with Deb Vogel at Funktionart. Let her know if you like the type of garbage she talks. I love it and I'm going to keep talking it so Deb and I can be true sisters who walk our trash.