Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Scrap and Happy Birthday to Sharon!!

Today we celebrated Sharon's birthday which is really March 15th. We had cake and a small present(more to follow) and dashed to "Scrap" in the city. SCRAP is a creative reuse center, store and workshop space founded in 1976 in San Francisco, California. Donations of high quality, low cost, re-usable materials such as textiles, paper, jewelry findings, wood, buttons and plastics are collected from businesses, institutions and individuals then sorted, displayed and distributed by SCRAP for artists, educational and community groups. Free materials and art activities are provided through our community outreach service.

By breathing new life into old objects, SCRAP reduces the amount of waste going to crowded landfills. By offering low cost art and re-use workshops and providing schools and organizations with badly needed art supplies, SCRAP stimulates creativity and environmental awareness. Nourished by so many wonderful SCRAP treasures, Children and adults learn how to "REDUCE, RE-USE AND RECYCLE."

Manufacturers save money on their disposal costs and receive tax benefits. Artists, museums, senior groups, summer camps, children's centers and theater groups transform SCRAP materials into sculptures, paintings, and other masterpieces. Anyone can contribute by purchasing or donating high quality, clean, reusable materials that might otherwise be thrown away.

So that tells you about it and the pictures show you what it's like, there is random stuff and one has to dig but we girls have NO problem with that. Ended up getting a nice pile of stuff and two doors to boot!! We both want to make them into tables and they are chipped, old and charming. Then we drove by the ship where Harry works, he's a "Captain" of the TS Golden Bear. The TS Golden Bear is the training ship of the California Maritime Academy (CMA), a campus of the California State University. The first training ship of the California Maritime Academy was known as the Training Ship California State, then as the T.S. Golden State. Since then, there have been three ships to bear the name T.S. Golden Bear. I wanted to see inside but we didn't have time today so I took a sweet family photo and then dashed to pick up Abby from school. Once home Abby and I rearranged my bedroom (naturally) as Ben had painted it a soothing palegray/lavendar and it needed some decorating. Shazam it's fabulous!! Didn't have time for pictures...Plus it's not picture perfect, yet! Another splattery, artistic, action packed fantastic day!!! Off to "work" tomorrow......

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