Monday, July 26, 2010

Meet Beth from Green Cricket Salvage

Beth from Green Cricket Salvage is one of the most creative and inspiring artists that I know. A self proclaimed "consummate salvager," Beth gives new life to unwanted thrift and curbside castoffs. Colorful chairs, classic kitsch, LP trays, filmstrip earrings, fisher price people necklaces... you never know what you'll discover at Green Cricket Salvage. Beth will surprise and delight you each and every time you visit her shop. And she's as sweet as pie to boot!

Enjoy learning about Beth and her salvage art and be sure to enter the GIVE AWAY below for the opportunity to win a nostalgic handmade treasure.

What is your craft and what led to you to take it up?

I take what others have cast off to their curbs and turn them into eco-treasures for your home, as well as seeking out unique salvage and vintage.

A strong, reoccurring desire to have a creative outlet, while doing something to help our growing landfills. That and I was sick of being laid off one too many times.

What part of your work do you enjoy the most?

Finding the inspiration piece and scheming on what to do with it

What part of your work is the hardest?

Finishing and marketing things. I have lots of 85% finished projects

A top ten list of your favorites –

...handmade possession...
a bar napkin I gave to my now husband, the night we met, with my number on it

...item in your shop...

Filmstrip earrings. My grandfather was on the development team for Kodak, and I love that I found a way to recycle old film.

...item you’ve sold...

The Madison & Soho chairs. One of my first big sales and I loved the way they turned out.

...item in your favorites list...

UK flag chair by Andrea Ford Restyle

...Etsy purchase...

Erin Tyner photo. There is something so magical about macro art. This picture just makes me smile.

...Etsy shop...

Hello Victory. Kate has the greatest finds and print worthy photos to match. or website...

Red Otter. Julia captures the most captivating images to fit every mood, feeling or moment she describes.

...source of inspiration...

flea markets, junk stores, outsider art and always....nature

...piece of advice...

'creativity is everywhere, it just must find you working' - Picasso

...rule to break...
focus on one or two things at a time.....I break it almost daily.

Now you love Beth's style too, right?! And you need something special from her shop, right?! The lucky winner of Beth's generous giveaway gets to CHOOSE between a pair of filmstrip earrings or a Fisher Price person necklace - yipppee!

Leave a comment here to be entered to win one of these groovy prizes from Green Cricket Salvage.

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Be sure an leave a separate comment for each entry. The winner will be announced on Monday, August 2nd! Good luck!

XOXO Molly