Hey! My name is Samm.
I made Arise-To-Trash because I want to reinvent ideas of obsolescence in our society.
I embrace ‘trashy DIY culture’ as a lifestyle choice. A philosophy. Re-using trash and thrifting can be inventive, stylish and respectable.
I want to inspire you to be creative with everyday objects often overlooked.
Born and raised a ‘Kensington Kid’ with a slightly
punk philosophical opinion on the world, growing up in Toronto has made me aware that the over-production of throw away items only brings more trouble to our earth and the people on it. Material absorbs time, water, fuel and energy. Not only in breaking down, but during its producing and shipping stages!
That makes Samm sad. So, I’m asking you/me/that critter in the tree:
What if we were to make new, useful things with the old?
What if – with a bit of work- the ugly could become beautiful art works?
Will it be sustainable? Am I going too far? Is this going to make real change?
Can we start a revolution?
Think differently about materials and their multiple uses after they are no longer “usable”.
*Occasionally I will post some irrelevant musings of mine.I am not a one-trick lady.
I have many talents & many beliefs.I am not afraid to share ’em. ;]
Keep an eye out for sneaky messages I hide in my posts. They entertain me and make me smile. Maybe somebodies out there might
snicker with me.