Oct 9, 2023Liked by Greta at Love Off Grid

Just because you shared your art, which I find hugely groovy, (!!!) here is some of mine. For years I did glass but the fumes got me down, (even with the equipment!) so I started up in free bottlecaps and some waterbase floor resin. It is much less durable, more fade-able, but I do enjoy it. It's a decent record of the work I have done here https://jacquelynsauriol.wixsite.com/bottlecaps

Best from OR

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Your work is amazing! OMG!

Do you do any recycled art shows in Portland, like the ReClaim it show? There's also an annual artist residency (sort of) program called GLEAN that might interest you: https://www.gleanportland.com/

Sorry if I'm giving you info you don't want or need - my "curator button" just got switched on for a minute.

Seriously good work, my friend. :-)

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Oct 9, 2023·edited Oct 9, 2023Liked by Greta at Love Off Grid

Thanks deeps for the interest, I have been in a bit of a dry spell wrt bottlecaps this genocide. However, I still have about 20 thousand bottlecaps in the basement. I wish I was exaggerating. Once people start giving them to you....it really adds up...! And since they have that plasticy thing on the back you cant really recycle them easily....it's a conundrum!

wrt the shows, I have just not done them, but I have got a couple of bars where my work shows, Vendetta and Saraveza in Portland. You know, a fringe artist like most :]

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I understand. I stopped showing in 2020 when the masks came out, and then the vax requirements. Every art show prospectus I read was full of covid restrictions and requirements - it seems like artists were the 1st to line up, which was so disappointing to see. I thought we were the ones who were supposed to question everything?!?!

I pretty much just closed up shop and decided I was done. It was soul crushing. Most of what I do now is just for me but it's piling up so...

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Oct 9, 2023Liked by Greta at Love Off Grid

Greta Greta Greta !

Oh lady, you made my heart so happy to read this.

You have honed in on your peace. Your sanctuary.

I am a semi retired preschool educator. ( Now turned tutor ) I can't tell you how many times I have seen children think that they can't do anything artistic .

Children are born on artistic. It's just when the world makes you feel like you can't do anything. You start being withdrawn.

I see it everyday.

You telling your story was like watching one of my art sessions with my little kiddos.

So yes, this resonated with me greatly. I loved reading it.

Art no matter what form it is is so important, especially in this world today.

I applaud your shoes! I applaud tattoos. I applaud pink hair and weird looking clothing.

Be true to yourself.

I started following both social media accounts from you.

Your artwork is beautiful. Keep doing art ♥️

Best to you.

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You're making me tear up, Sue. : )

I was one of the lucky ones who had some great teachers. Those teachers, art and otherwise, made such a difference in my life. I won't go into detail here, but for a very long time they were the only source of positive affirmation I had (besides my grandfather).

I think you must be one of the great ones, too, and probably have provided that feeling for more children than you realize.

And me.

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Oct 9, 2023Liked by Greta at Love Off Grid

Now you're making me tear up. Thank you so much for your kind words ♥️

Teachers can literally make or break a child.

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