Monday, April 17, 2017

T Stands for EarTh Day.........


Hello all my T partiers!!! AND everyone else who stops by to say hello............  Do you remember this postcard i showed you a little while ago??? Well.... its not the same postcard!! Since i had more of the same brochure i thought i'd have another go at it... This time i painted the 4 bottles i didn't paint the first time.... and if you look i changed the color of the flowers... 


Above is the original brochure....... 


Now i realized i was fast running out of time to celebrate Earth Day with Ms. Elizabeth and Bleubeard so i wanted to take this T day to do just that.... Above is a sampling of all the electrical wire that was pulled out of our house when we had it rewired.... It could have all gone to the dump just like that.... but..... 



We decided to salvage it.... 1. to keep it out of the dump and 2. you can get $$$ for the copper that is inside!!  So as you see in the above pic you cut open the wire you see in the previous pic of the barrel.....And you have smaller wires inside....AND after many , many hours you have..............


A big barrel of the little wires..........


Each one of those little wires you cut open and peel off the outer covering... and after MANY hours you have.......



......lots and lots of copper.........

Then you take that to the metal scrap yard and they give you $$$$ and on top of that you feel good that you kept something out of the dump.....win WIN!!   If your wondering..... Its been several months but if i remember right... by the time we were done i think we had about $150 worth.... not alot... but not bad either..... Earth Day is April 22..... If you can...... stop and give the Earth a hug........ Happy T day everybody stopping by from Ms. Elizabeth's and Bleubeards ... please note the water bottle by my hubby in the pic above... Hugs! deb

17 comments:

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning Deb, it's amazing how much copper one can salvage-hubs usually burns it off-saves some of the time. but yours is prettier-
I signed up for a couple more virtual 5k's and my next one is for earth day I love it that half of the money is going to the National Parks.
Happy T Day
Kathy

CJ Kennedy said...

That is a lot of wire and a lot of patience. Kudos to you and hubby. Happy T Day

Meggymay said...

It looks really good, the card with the painted bottles.
you desreve a patience medal for stripping the wires, but it can only be win, win, you saved and recycled as well as earning a little for all your work.
Happy T day.
Yvonne xx

~*~Patty S said...

Your painted postcard looks really lovely and so colorful.
There is indeed a crack in everything...Love that quote.
What a wonderful bit of recycling and $150 is nothing to sneeze at.
I salute you both ♥ great before and after wire photos too WOW!
I see a can in the last pic too ;-)
Happy T Day dear Deb.
oxo

Linda Kunsman said...

Good for you and the hubs for taking all that time to recycle all the wiring making our earth a bit cleaner! Nice chunk of change for it too:) Mice postcard art, and I love that wabi-sabi quote. Happy T day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I've done the same with some old wiring, but nothing as large as yours. I didn't have enough to take to the scrap yard (only about 2'), so I use mine in art. I also do the same with old telephone cord wire. The wires are SO colorful, and they bend so easily, unlike the copper wire. GOOD for you. And YOU may think $150.00 isn't a lot of money, but it's nearly THREE times my allowable yearly art budget of $60.00/yr.

So glad you are sharing this with us as we head to Earth day, or in my world bEARTHday. Thanks for this awesome post and sharing your husband's water with us at the same time for T this Tuesday! I'm in AWE of this project.

Let's Art Journal said...

Your postcard is so beautiful and I love the colours you used! Wow, what a wonderful way to help the environment and even though stripping the wire back to the copper looked time consuming it must have been very satisfying too :-) . Wishing you a Happy T Day and Earth Day on 22nd! J :-)

johanna said...

wonderful postcard, i love this Quote so much.
clapping Hands for doing so much work for Recycling!! brave!!
have a great week and happy t-day!

Valerie-Jael said...

Great idea to recycle the wire, well done! Love those bottles, your new header is fantastic. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love the second version of the postcard and so so well done with the copper ... but a hard job I guess!
Wishing you a wonderful rest of the week Deb!
Happy T-Day!
oxo Susi

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I love what you're doing with the brochure photo of vases. It's a lovely photo to begin with and you brought it up several levels! I have to start paying more attention to ads and brochures!

Good for you and hubs for hugging the earth. That was a ton of work!

Happy T-Day, Deb! Hugs, Eileen

chrissie said...

Happy T day and well done with striping the wiring

Love Chrissie xx

Carol said...

Love the painted post card!! Selling scrap wire can be very profitable. One of the former companies my husband worked for Had his team strip a large building of all the wire . They told the guys they could keep the wire . By the time they were all done the guys made $10,000.00 each... not a bad Christmas bonus. It was all the super heavy industrial wire. Too bad he doesn't still work for that company.

My name is Erika. said...

I think that's a huge amount of money-although maybe not to you since you had to strip them all. But smart for earth day for certain. LOVE the painting. If you hadn't pointed it out I wouldn't know which one was which. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

Lisca Meijer said...

Lovely postcard!
Yes, copper does bring in some extra cash. It seems very little for the amount of work you had to do, but 150 dollars in my book is a lot of dosh. Well done.
Belated happy T-Day,
Hugs,
Lisca

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a great thing to do and you got rewarded for it too! Belated Happy T Day - been a little busy!! Hugs, Chrisx

CraftyViolet said...

You did a great job altering the jars in the postcard. Love it.
Nice work to keep that wire out of the landfill - and you ended up with $150 in your pocket. Congrats on both accounts!