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Hi,
I'm an upcycler currently fascinated with new uses for books set to be recycled by the local library. I'm thankful they let me go digging through their bins for inspiration and materials.
In addition to being mindful of the environment by using mainly recycled goods, I also try to be intentional about the energy I'm putting out to the world. The comic book medium is filled with violence and distorted body images: the men are massively muscular and the women are unrealistically curvy. I believe these things can take a negative toll on the self-image of comic purveyors in the same way that many believe having dangerously thin fashion models is a contributing factor to the low self-image of many young women.
Therefore, when choosing which word bubbles to turn into ear art, I tend to avoid those that promote violence (physical or emotional) and show preference towards those that are…

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  • Joined May 7, 2012

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Hardback books set to be recycled by the local library, comic books, glue sticks, mod podge

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About

Hi,
I'm an upcycler currently fascinated with new uses for books set to be recycled by the local library. I'm thankful they let me go digging through their bins for inspiration and materials.
In addition to being mindful of the environment by using mainly recycled goods, I also try to be intentional about the energy I'm putting out to the world. The comic book medium is filled with violence and distorted body images: the men are massively muscular and the women are unrealistically curvy. I believe these things can take a negative toll on the self-image of comic purveyors in the same way that many believe having dangerously thin fashion models is a contributing factor to the low self-image of many young women.
Therefore, when choosing which word bubbles to turn into ear art, I tend to avoid those that promote violence (physical or emotional) and show preference towards those that are funny, loving, or thought-provoking. Of course, all of those things are a matter of taste and personal perspective, but I hope I'm brightening the days of others by my creations.

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