Backpack: Done with Detours?

I sewed a backpack out of recycled trash from Uganda and Germany. The backpack contains parts of a yoga-mat, many plastic bags, a plastic lid, recycled African fabric, and a bunch of other "trash". I am not a seamstress, most of the sewing is rough, and some things are not…

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New Year, New Ideas?

What are your hopes for 2021? Do you have dreams, hopes, possibly a list of goals? Or have all those things become pointless amidst a pandemic and other worries? A goal can be intimidating, even insinuate arrogance or the illusion of "I can do everything I set my mind to".…

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Art Exhibit at School!

My school has a long walkway between the library and the secretary. And today, I got to hang some of my artwork there! It's the second art show that I get to do in this location. Due to Corona, there will be no vernissage. But even still, it's nice to…

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Week 5: Shooting Stars (#Internship)

As I continue to work at the New Life Church in Renton (near Seattle), I am learning a lot about leadership in times of uncertainty. The Covid19 pandemic influences our lives. People respond in different ways: some ignore it, others panic, still others are convinced it's all a conspiracy theory…

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Recycling Art Bag!
Recycled Shopping Bag

Recycling Art Bag!

For the past few weeks, you could find a large quantity of plastic trash on the floor of my room. And it was not because I had been eating too much candy, it was because of an art project: I decided to do a bit of recycling and turn plastic…

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