Monday, April 15, 2013


Monday's can be rough... But I'm here to help.
In celebration of my 15th year selling my handmade stuff... I am going to be featuring things I've seen on blogs, on the internet, in books
...wherever inspiration strikes! On making new items from old goods..
hence, MondayUPs (upcycling)...

I have often likened the current times ... to the great depression of the 30s.
And I've been reading on the history and such of that time... .and the years before that.
Coincidentally... I was looking at Tramp Art the other night... and learned that
Tramp Art was most commonly seen in the years right after the Civil War (1870's) to the 30's.
And while most pieces of tramp art were small (as they were carried around by itinerant artists)... some of the art was also created by people who did have homes... but were trying to express themselves through what meager art materials they could get....
such as matches, cigar boxes.... random wood... bottle caps and such.

And so today... I am featuring great Tramp art... 
some of the best upcycling around...