Like last year, I attended the National Arts Festival (better known as the Grahamstown Festival) yesterday.
Apart from the superb shows, the Arts Fest has some lovely arts&crafters selling their work. Although they’re all great, my favourites are the ones that are made from recycled material:
A chicken in a coop, made from the plastic of fanta pine (there were ones made from other beverages and plastics too).
Little planes and scooters made of random tin cans.
Clocks made from paint tin cans! They run on a single AA battery. The writing says “African Time – Just Now”. It’s a bit of a joke that Africa is not very punctual… I won’t be the judge of that.
And, possibly one of my favourites… buttons upcycled to unique rings.
I need to get a huge house with a room for all these trinkets I see at festivals. I think I have the potential to become a hoarder… but at least it will be hoarding of pretty things.