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Repurpose it

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

As I write this, it is Tuesday night and my mom’s birthday.  I’m at her place now and she’s waiting for me to come watch the Dark Knight on cable.  It’s already started so I should make this quick.

This week’s comic is inspired by the original king of repurposing – the hermit crab.  If he can’t find a suitable shell, he’ll grab whatever is laying around and make it his home.  He was green before it was hip.  Here’s something even cooler than a baby doll head house: a coffin couch!  Made from briefly used coffins that were deemed slightly flawed before buriel, the coffins were rescued from being tossed out and fashioned into these totally gorgeous vampire-chic sofas.  You have to check out the website, photo gallery, etc. at CoffinCouches.com.  If wish I could afford one.  They are to die for!  😛

coffin couch / sofa

Jewelry update:

Small selection of rings, pendants and bracelets now available at Cheries, St. Pete.  Saturday night I’ll be showing (and selling) a collection at the ArtPool TRAshion show.  Starting tomorrow I’ll be putting a few select pieces up in my etsy store starting with an Octopus bracelet.  

My mom adores the moon-like faces I do, so I made her a pendent necklace and button cover.  She thinks button covers are the neatest things ever and after seeing Jim sport the robot ones with cuff links the other night, I’m starting to agree. 

Mom’s moon faced set:

moon illustrated face jewelry by calan ree

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<3 calan

7 Responses to “Repurpose it”

  1. Jack Pumpkinhead Says:

    Hey, love your work!! Though this is the first that’s inspired me to comment! I like the way it looks disturbing and surreal at first glance, but when you realise what you’re looking at it transforms into a mundane, but beautiful vignette of a moment in this hermit crabs life. He looks so happy in there! 🙂 Thank you, and keep up the good work!!

  2. calan Says:

    hi jack. thanks. beautifully said. thanks very much for taking the time to comment!

  3. Seraphine Says:

    dolls wash upon shore
    violent waves of beheadings
    naturally strewn

    glistening wet sand
    self-cleaning mechanism
    all hail helmet crabs!

  4. justme Says:

    lovely coffin couch
    beckons to me to lie down
    for a nice long nap

  5. Amanda Says:

    as crashing waves break
    a loner finds his own home
    no more vacancy

    no room for roommates
    no room for pets or nick nacks
    just right for the meek

    YAY i’m finally off the study meds woots i’m actually doing much better off of them than i was on them so thats always good news .

  6. Gabe Says:

    as the saying goes
    two heads are better than one
    if used fittingly

    hope your mom had a good bday and you have fun at the ArtPool show

  7. Jim Says:

    Home: where the heart is.
    Apparently heads count too.
    Recycling crab

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