Looking repurpose through different lens

Dear friends,

It's Thursday again! Thank you for being here to read my latest blog update.

Since 3rd October 2019, I've promised myself to make a commitment to blogging once a week. I'm very used to working in a random sequence, hence this is by far the most challenging weekly mundane commitment that works against my usual flow. I noticed that I am still very comfortable talking and sharing my story verbally (face to face), but when it boils down to converting my thoughts into words, typing in front of the computer has become one of my nightmares.

Ironically, when I look back on what I've blogged in the past few months, I could see my colorful growth which I wish to pat myself on my back and say: "I know it's hard, but thank you for doing the right thing."

Have you been doing something against your flow but deep down you know that it's the right thing to do? Feel free to share your story with me in the comments below or simply just email me. I would love to hear from you!

In my last 2 posts, I've injected heavy thoughts immediately after my experience in beach cleaning at Lazarus Island. I realized that it's probably time for me to voice out on some environmental issues. 

This week, I would like to keep my post a bit casual, with beautiful visuals that I gathered during my travels and other inspiring repurpose artwork that I found on the internet. 

↑ Handwritten apartment unit number with recycled bottle tied with nylon strings and cockles shells used at the door front, utilizing readily available resources around your neighborhood. I liked how the use of locally sourced materials can paint the story for that specific location.

photo was taken at Kuala Sepeteng (fishing village)
↑Broom made out of bamboo and bamboo leaves, nothing repeats. Simply an artwork to look at.
photo was taken in Chishang (paddy field village)

↑ Tin can x concrete = charcoal fire pit
photo was taken in Chishang (paddy field village)

↑ Duct tape x motorbike saddle  = personal phonebook
photo was taken in Chishang (paddy field village)

↑ The captions said: "The aboriginal from Taiwan-Amis, used the Pinang tree bark as their food container and burning hot stones as the medium to cook their food. When burning stones are dropped into the container with fish and prawn that are freshly caught in the wild, everything is cooked instantly."

These are the inspiring ways of using everyday life objects in a simple way with few chemical processes involved. A very organic and ingenious way to cook with no waste involved. Sometimes, we just need to go back to the basics to understand the properties of the material and think out of the box to solve the global (climate change) issue. 

"That which you seek, traveler, is already with you."

- Vladimir Megre

"What you seek, is seeking you."

- Rumi

Below is the inspiration on how to embrace waste (in a beautiful way) by ordinary people

↑ Olga Kostina 

Her medium: bottle caps x loves for colors x playful
Click here to see her repurpose story
photos via: Kurbits

photo via Susana Giron
one man cathedral
medium: construction waste x faith
photo via NYTimes
Video via Big Great Story

photos via Pinterest
photo via Etsy

↑ Boucherouite Rug from Morocco by Beber women
medium: fabric waste/ second clothing x creativity x aesthetic 

Boucherouite represents the spirit of "Nothing is lost, nothing is created, everything is transformed." 
- Antoine Lavoisier

Watch the clip below to see how the beer women made these beautiful rugs from scratch.
Video via American Vintage

That's all for today, I hope these amazing work by ordinary people will keep you inspired to make use of what we already have in our hands and surrounding areas. And I will be excited to see your work if you are already working on it or had it completed.

Thank you for your presence and time.

Create from ordinary to the extraordinary,
Waee Waee