Friday, April 30, 2010

The Blossoming Project

Thank you Zaiden and Rowana for your help on the project!
The originators of, The Landscape of No Away, Keesje Fischer and Patricia Eakins. As part of the Uptown Art Stroll, the flowers will appear in their glory at the entrance of the 190th St. A train stop June 4th/5th. This is TRULY a community eco-project. Thank you ladies for bringing this deeply fulfilling project to our neighborhood.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Maker Faire coming to NYC!

Put it on your calendar, the Maker Faire is coming to NY! I've never been but from what I see from the videos, we won't be missing it. How often do you get to witness such creativity and ingenuity in one place with the creators their to explain? The NY Hall of Science September 25 and 26th 2010.
Swap-O-Rama-Rama will be there!

Monday, April 26, 2010

The Landscape of No Away

One of the happy Dogwoods planted in Javits Playground in honor of Earth Day...... Thank you Fort Tryon Trust!

Plastic flowers were also made in the park in honor of Earth Day to then be a part of the community eco-art show, The Landscape of No Away. On display at the Fort Washington entrance to the 190th St. A train and the Isabella Geriatric Center on June 5th and 6th as part of the Uptown Art Stroll.

70's PSA Keep America Beautiful (Crying Indian)

This ad made a huge impression on me as a child growing up in the 70's- it's time for the remake...... And who cares if the actor wasn't actually Native American, the message still good.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

My Skraptacular table arrangement for our Easter feast - it's all about the plastic flowers

Skraptacular Earth Day Eco-Fest

Sorry for the shaky video, I was taping while speaking.....
It was a great day until I smashed the back window of my car while trying to fit the sound system in. No good deed goes unpunished....... Off to the Park to paint flowers for the eco-community art project for Uptown Art Stroll

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Skraptacular Eco-fest

Gearing up for the Skraptacular Earth Day Parade and Eco-fest this Friday in Anne Loftus Playground in Northern Manhattan ( A train to Dyckman stop and we are right there). We begin the day at 9:30 with a Skraptacular "Parade" comprised of 500 school kids that are determined to save the planet. Once we've gotten our message across loud and clear to Washinton Heights and Inwood the eco-performances begin. Here's the line-up: Skip Laplant from Bash The Trash doing a show-n-tell/concert with his musical instruments made from trash, The Critter Mother performs " I am Made From Trash"
and "Just Dream It Up", Granny ( the character from The Adventures of Pistachio, A Brooklyn Girl Made from Trash) does an interactive comedy routine around composting and after lunch World Musician, Skot Hanna, will perform with a multitude of eco-instruments from around the world. Please come to help us get the message out.

Friday, April 16, 2010

My first radio interview!

First radio interview about Skraptacular tonight. I'm hoping my dear followers will tune in. If you're busy tonight at 7 you can always go online another time and listen.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Collections Add Up To A Lot

First poster of the series. There's so much you can do when you have a lot of one thing

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I'm Back and it's Skraptacular

Residents from Isabella Geriatric Center create a factory of making flowers from bottles for the Landscape of No Away , a community eco-art collaboration that uses materials from the trash and found texts from discarded newspapers to create a garden of flowers. Originating artists: Keesje Fischer and Patricia Eakins. Community Partners: Friends of Fort Tryon Park; NYC Parks & Recreation; Isabella Geriatric Center; Skraptacular, Time Bank, NOMAA, and friends & neighbors. A FREE OUTDOOR EXHIBIT at two sites:

The Fort Washington entrance to the 190th Street A train Station

Isabella Geriatric Center, 515 Audubon Avenue @ 190th Street

Sorry my dear followers for leaving you hanging for months. Let's just say I'm not the most consistent blogger but I haven't given up yet! Exciting news, I have taken Skraptacular into the non-profit arena. I'm keeping it local in the NYC district 6 school system and the Washington Heights/Inwood Community . This fall I will be doing the big fundraising push so stay tuned. Currently I'm gearing up for the Earth Day Parade involving my two Skraptacular model schools and then a rally/concert featuring Skip Laplant and Skot Hannah in the Anne Loftus Park on Friday April 23rd from 10am- 2:30 pm. On Saturady April 24th from 10-4 in Javits Park , Friends of Fort Tryon Park and Skraptacular team up with founders of The Landscape of No Away, Keesje Fischer and Patricia Eakinsin getting more plastic bottles cut and painted for the community eco-art project that will be an outdoor free exhibit at the Fort Washington entrance to the 190th St A train subway station and at Isabella Geriatric Center during the Uptown Art stroll on June 5th and 6th.