Last year I was laid off from my job, to save money I got online to find coupons on things I purchase. One of the sites I went to was Friskies.com, and signed up to get coupons for cat food for my 2 kitties. Like most sites you register on, they send out the occasional newsletter, which I hardly ever read, but one particular one I did, and SO glad I did!
Friskies wrote a blog post asking for entries in an art project (Together We Can) to promote recycling. The objective was to create cat inspired art out of (empty, clean, Friskies of course) cat food cans. I applied, was accepted and started cooking my idea. By the time I read the guidelines I had my idea all worked out and knew just what I wanted to do, although the guidelines didn't fit with my idea. So I had to rethink the whole thing, which I wasn't too happy about and almost backed out of it. One of the guidelines was that you had to use 10 cat food cans. My idea only consisted of 3 cans, and it took me about a week to figure out how the heck I was going to incorporate 7 more without changing my whole design.
We were allowed to use Fancy Feast cans too, so I took 7 cans and just started playing with them, like children's building blocks. I arranged them and rearranged them some more, until I finally saw it! A sand castle!
The idea was purrrrfect! and fit right in with my beach theme.
I worked on this project for a few weeks and had some heart pangs when I had to give them up and ship them off to New York.
I'll see them again in the RePURRposed gallery event on Earth Day - April 14 in New York! I'm SOOO excited!
You can see more photos of my cats here: my flickr pics
And I'll be sure to update here after the show!