Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Recycling Cans into Art!

KM Studio has the most wonderful items made from recycled cans! I don't know how Kristin does it, but her items are definitely unique, amazing and one of a kind. Just take a look.

*Where are you from? Tell us a bit about yourself.
I'm from a small town in Pennsylvania (Which is also in the US). I'm 20 years old and married to my wonderful husband who is 21. We have two babies (kitties, that is).

*How did you decide on your shop name? Why did you start your business?
Very simple.. KM is my initials, and Studio because I didn't want to brand myself to one thing. I am very varied as far as arts go, so I figured if I stuck with Studio, I can pretty much do anything! I've always wanted to share and sell my art, and when I came across Etsy, it just seemed like the perfect place! :)

*How/what made you decide to use recycled cans?
Being green is important to me. I think it is awesome you can take something old - like a used soda can - and make it into something useful and fun!

*Do you have a blog?
Yes, two actually. :)
www.oxkrissy.livejournal.com
This is my main blog, and the one I've had for years. I prefer livejournal over anything else, but I figured I should introduce myself to blogspot also, as that's what seems to be the more popular choice now.
My blogspot account is here: km-studios.blogspot.com

*What would you love to add to your crafting space?
I would love to even HAVE a crafting space. Our house is still in the remodelling stage, so my art room isn't even done yet. It is really difficult to work with no set space. :( It'll be really nice when it is finished though!

*Which item in your shop did you enjoy making the most and why?
Any of the paintings. I LOVE painting. The recycling items are fun too,.. but more repetitive, I think. With acrylics, I can change it up a little bit. :)

16 comments:

  1. lovely items and so cute too! what a lovely way to reuse old cans! thanks for sharing!

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  2. Now that's a totally fresh and original (not to mention CUTE!) way of making art!
    I need to check her shop!

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  3. love this!!! It is so exciting to see Trash to Treasure...keep it up KM

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  4. What a unique shop! Great find and great interview. Wishing you great success!

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  5. I have to say...I LOVE that store. I would love to know how she makes the forms out of cans. It is SO cool...and adorable...and good for the earth!

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  6. I love these! I love it when I see creativity exercised in such a way.

    Great interview!

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  7. Lovely interview, Audrey. Some people are just TOO clever! I love her stuff, and she's so young! ~karen

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  8. What a clever idea! She has the cutest shop and just sounds delightful! Thanks for sharing, Audrey!!!

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  9. What a great interview with a lovely artist.

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  10. There is something for you on my blog! http://lafeshiddentreasures.blogspot.com/ come by to get it.

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  11. How creative. I just love these. I'm off to go check out her blogs. Thanks for sharing this.

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  12. Kristen's shop is awesome! I'm so glad that you featured her here. :)

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  13. Those are so cool. I admire anyone who can create. Awesome!

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  14. Oh my gosh...I just love this. There are some really creative people out there. Off to check out her shop/blog.

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  15. Wow! Those are positively phenomenal! I found you through Friday Follow tonight and have enjoyed the way that your two most recent posts focused on crafts that use recycled materials. So inspiring. Jenn @ Rook No. 17

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