I was born, raised and still remain a resident of Avalon on beautiful Santa Catalina Island.
My name is Susan Budd, otherwise known as Susie to the long time islanders and most of the locals here on Catalina Island.
I love to create art from the materials that are around us everyday. Items collected from our Mother Earth such as, sea shells, pebble rock, volcanic rock, tree bark, sticks, pine cones, leaves and more. I love going to certain places on the island and collecting just what I need to do my next project being careful not to disturb the circle of life.
I also enjoy upcycling. I use some selective waste items such as tin cans for my wind tins, aluminum bottles, and 2 liter soda bottles for various creations such as wind chimes, planters, and bird houses.
I had never addressed myself as an being an artist because I am self taught but as the years have gone by I have learned that we are all artists. We all have a creative side to us even if it is not practiced.
It wasn't until 2012 when I actually began to show my art to the public eye. After selling a few pieces and having a small demand for more, I decided at that moment
that I would continue making the original art pieces that I had been making and also to create new items along the way at my leisure or spare time.
As I continue to come up with new pieces or I am inspired by the new and vintage art of the very many artist's I admire, I will post in my gallery to hopefully pass on that creative inspiration to someone else or for you to enjoy yourself.
There is a role for upcycling just as there is a role for encouraging consumers into making greener purchases as in green marketing.
However, the biggest contribution that can be made is to do what we can to discourage waste in the first place through lifestyle changes —shifting culture away from consumerism, in essence, “waste prevention” versus; “waste management.”
I am open to criticism and new ideas so please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any comments or suggestions.
That being said, sit back, kick up your feet and relax as you explore the many different materialistic items that have been converted into useful and enjoyable art.
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Thank You For Visiting!
TREE BARK ART
RECLAIMED WOOD PALLET WALL SHELVES
WINE CORK ART