“A blue car painted green.” This was my brother’s response when Mom asked what he wanted for his fifth birthday. He and I are now in our forties, and our family’s been using the phrase ever since.
For years Mom said it when we wanted something we couldn’t have. (As in, “Yes, it’d be nice if we could have Item X, but that’s like asking for a blue car painted green. Some things just aren’t possible.) But then one year, as she was helping Grandma sell her green Impala, somehow somebody discovered the car had once been blue.
We all had a good laugh. Maybe sometimes, the impossible becomes possible after all. And that’s what this blog is about. I’m a crafter who loves finding one thing, then turning it into something new. I’m also a woman whose life has knocked her to the ground a time or two. After learning how to get back up again, I’m fascinated by the process of upcycling.
Join me. Let’s keep finding the discarded things, the impossible things. Let’s look for creative ways to see them in a new way. Let’s find value in them somehow. Then, let’s make them our own.