Thursday, 18 February 2016

Bottle People Keepers

How to make your own Bottle person who will keep your stuff safe. Recycling fun


Monday, 15 February 2016

What!

What ! is a new piece of work by me - Sioux Peto

I have gathered un-recyclable items from my everyday life, that normally end up in landfill. Little bits of plastic, lids, pens and loads of small useless items that come with other things, and more things - and its amazing how much there is.

What do I do with it ? What do we do with it ?
The top is made of old vinyl records that no one wants. Really bad music and songs. How or where can theses be recycled. The legs are just rubbish - really they are, just rubbish, that would end up in landfill, pens I have loads of pens that don't work! How to they get reused? Lids everything has lids bits of old makeup. Free things why are they free? and why have I got them? Lids everything has at least two lids or seems to. Everything has tags on it I don't want them. Why is it all so difficult to recycle and complicated. So complicated.

We (as humans) really need to look harder at recycling our materials. 
What is based on an old plastic garden table. I have created this statement piece using everyday objects - I do try and buy "green" products but I believe more has to be done, just look at your own stuff, I only collected ours for a few months.

I Like shopping and have always thought I am careful. Why do we have to have so much packaging, why is there plastic tags on everything and everything is packed inside something else. If we are going to have plastic everywhere why can't  it be recycled? We need to serious look at what is thrown away and what is packaging?

All I/we can do at the moment is try and recycle as much as I can or know we can. 
The Green bin always has plastic in it - its made of plastic too. Plastic is not going away so we are going to have to learn to live with it and use it. It all can be recycled. But until there is a demand and its commercial no one wants to listen.

I like my table.




Friday, 22 January 2016

Slideshow Testing



Sioux Now delivers Environmentally friendly works shops for festivals, schools and events. Recycle, Reuse, Reduce and ENJOY

Monday, 18 January 2016

Pots and Pots on a Sunday


Spent a really relaxing Sunday decorating old tin cans, jam jars and half a plastic bottle. This project cost me nothing.
I know I am lucky to have loads of odd materials - I have been collecting for quite a while now (most of life in-fact wow that is a long while!!!!) anyway. But we can all just look in our recycling bin and see bits of paper that would be good to use, so much junk mail comes through our doors, magazines we read and discard. Wrapping paper is great, my family keep their's for me now. Old books the paper is wonderful for all sorts of art projects. It's great for origami and rips beautifully.

So I got out an old book we have loads, some brown wrapping paper that came with all my internet shopping and some red tissue paper that had been on a present my sister gave me, also found a scrap of lovely colour material that used to be a scarf. Some string - always buy jute string it's great for everything and my trusted pot of PVA. When I make stuff I do make a mess. I must take photos of the process next time so you can see How to make use of your house hold rubbish.







Sunday, 10 January 2016

Award winning garden

2015 saw lots of changes in our lives, but one our our highlights was winning a silver gilt award from the Kent Wildlife Trust for our wildlife garden.


Sad that I can't share my pics direct from Flickr anymore. So sorry You will now have to click in this link hope that's ok, it will be worth it

Saturday, 9 January 2016

New in 2016

Forgot I had blog 


This is the grain on Colin's new log box Wow it's stunning and now available at our Etsy shop click on the link
https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/PolkaDotArts?ref=ss_profile

Friday, 20 March 2015

New Workshop Ideas for 2015

Sioux Peto from Polka Dot Arts now delivers  Workshops for Schools, Festival and events. Please contact me for further details
This is a small selection of our work
please click on link


loads of pics here