Bench Bottles

One of my activities last week was to teach some day care kids about Mali and mudcloth. I will be going back to them later this summer and doing some basketry; while I was there I picked up a large garbage bag full of empty 2-liter plastic bottles. I will be cutting them  later, using the sides to make spokes and leaving the bottom intact. Makes for a not too difficult basketry project that any age can handle.

Well, I pulled the bottles out this afternoon and gave them a good rinsing. No need to have any stickiness hang around, even though I probably won’t get to cutting them any time soon. I left them sitting upside down on the park bench we have in the back of the house next to our ‘pond’ – perfect drying rack – and then promptly forgot all about them.

My love is a very smart man. As he was changing his clothes after work, he noticed the bench full of bottles all upside down and empty. His question was put very tactfully: “Is that an installation, or….?” img_2832.jpg    img_2831.jpg

Now that he has mentioned it, I rather like the idea of a bench installation! Have to think of a good name…

One Reply to “Bench Bottles”

  1. Don’t you just love men who “get it”? Around here, mine asks of stuff cooking on the stove, “Um, is this supper or….” We both have keepers.

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