budding artist + knitting circles
I am pretty excited about my first Etsy purchase, which was also this budding artist’s first sale. I work with David, aka Chauncey P Graham, at Paper Source. We catch the Circulator together after staff meetings. On our recent trip home, I realized that we had similar interests. We are both passionate about making things out of recycled materials. We love art and the environment and we want to create a place where people can come and do the same.
I told him that his dream sounds a lot like The Scrap Exchange in Durham. I was on the board there for quite a few years. It was a lot of work, just as a board member. Faye Miller, TSE’s previous interim director, is starting a similar project in the Pittsburgh area, as well. I would love to see a creative reuse center in DC, especially after reading this really disturbing report of DC’s failure to meet their own recycling standards over a decade later. Maybe I just need to get the ball rolling by planting a seed somewhere.
Until we have our store set up, be sure to visit Chauncey P Graham at Etsy. I love this knitted necklace. I saw it in person on Sunday, while preparing for my workshop. I had a hard time deciding between the ivory and the blue hemp. But I though that the ivory would be more versatile. I can’t wait for my package to come in the mail. Renee, I know that you will love this design. You should pass it along to your knitting circles.
Here’s to a new artist living out his dreams. Congratulations!