I am so cold today! Yesterday I had to go out in a whirling snowstorm to deliver a sick portable hard drive to the computer hospital. Today, the computer doctor called me with the happy news that the files on the drive would live. I feel like I dodged a bullet. Fortunately, I already had the pictures for this blog post ready to go.
Which brings me to the Resource Exchange. I heard about this wonderful place a couple of years ago as a space where film and play companies deposited their leftover props and set equipment when production was finished. Then I leaned that the collection of leftovers had grown to any kind of material that could be used to make art. Which includes everything when you think of it but we won’t go there, will we?
No, the Resource Exchange offers all kinds of reclaimed arts and craft supplies that you can mention in polite company AND use to make art. These supplies would otherwise end up in the trash. The Resource Exchange gives them new life. Let’s see, conservation, art, creative reuse-looks like a win/win situation to me.
And if you have a bunch of discarded art supplies, builder supplies, tools, and old sewing machine, a stuffed animal, a bolt of cloth a case of paper clips, bring them to the Resource Exchange. Someone, somewhere will want them.
On my trip to the Resource Exchange, I found some bead storage boxes, jute webbing that I used to Boris-proof my foot stools, gold thread, giant wooden beads, and some more things that I can’t remember-all cheap and in good condition.
Beading Yoda was thrilled because now she has a place to bring all her Strawbridge and Clothier Bags because the people at the Resource Exchange know the difference between trash and vintage.
Be sure to check out the Resource Exchange’s web page and follow them on Facebook. In the meantime, here are some enticing pictures.