Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The wise owl recycles...(my thoughts on a Wednesday afternoon)

A wise old owl sat in an oak,
The more he heard, the less he spoke;
The less he spoke, the more he heard;
Why aren't we all like that wise old bird?













Wisdom sometimes comes to you as life lessons.  It is up to you whether or not you want to treasure that wisdom, learn from it and pass it on, or ignore it and let it pass you by. 


According to a 2001 report of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), roughly 1.5 million tons of plastic are expended in the bottling of 89 billion liters of water each year.
The amount of plastic recycling is down to 19% in 2003 from 53% in 1994, most of which can be blamed on the low rate of recycling water bottles.
Only about 13% of water bottles are recycled, leaving tens of millions to go to landfills and become waste.  Simply recycling will help to keep plastic water bottles out of landfills.
Sometimes I picture God with his head hanging down with dissapointment, and asking , "what have you done to your beautiful home, I lovingly created for you?"
To me, loving God also means loving his creation. I pray that he gives me the wisdom to appreciate and do my part in taking care of this beautiful place called Earth.
I wish you a beautiful day!
much love,
Lucy


 

55 comments:

  1. Well said, Lucy! The owl is beyond my artistic scope but OOHHH the apple and pumpkin. Really, too cute!

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  2. These are all so cute!! I love when we can recycle and make something fun! I'm bookmarking the page right now. You're wonderful!

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  3. Love this wise old owl. I try to recycle all that I can.

    Ruth

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  4. Only YOU would come up with that! Is that the cutest bottle owl you ever saw, or what? You weren't using that soda (from the bottle) for a mixer for rum were you? Just askin' - Cuz I have looked at a lot of those bottles in my life and never saw an owl in ANY of them! And your little "presentation" of apple is amazing! Love it- love you! xo Diana

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  5. This needs to be said. Thank you, Lucy.

    And yes, I love the pumpkin!

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  6. I love the owl... He's adorable! The apple and pumpkin are super clever, too.

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  7. Wow! I am so impressed! what a great way to use the plastic bottle!

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  8. I just want to say how much I love your work and words. It's like you are speaking to my soul. I just started following some blogs and am so excited to have found you. I went through all of your old posts and think your family is so lucky to live such a beautiful life. Looking forward to your next post.

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  9. That owl is so stinkin cute. I am going to try that.

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  10. I always love your creations! This happens to be AMAZING, not just because I love owls, but because it looks great. These remind me of the penguins you made in the past...all adorable.

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  11. So cute and fun! The leaves on the book pages look especially beautiful, too--did you make those?

    Recycling IS a great way to take care of this earth that isn't ours. :)

    Visiting from Centsational Girl!

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  12. I'm filled with awe when I remember that God didn't HAVE to make the world beautiful... Lilacs don't have to smell as sweet as they do. Sunlight doesn't have to stream down from the clouds in shafts of heavenly light. Tree branches don't have to weave lace patterns against the sky.

    But He CHOSE to create these beautiful things... to display His goodness, because He loves us and wants us to savor the beauty of His creation. When I think of these things, I wonder how we can do anything but respect His creation and be good stewards of our Father's world.

    Thank you for sharing your words of beauty and these lovely, seasonal up-cycling projects. Both have inspired me.

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  13. That is so creative and cute! Thanks for sharing. I've posted on my blog too with a link back to you.
    http://anzouyaspool.blogspot.com/2011/10/reuse-recycle.html
    I'm definitely going to try it! :-)

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  14. Great words, Lucy!
    LOVE the owl. I'm feeling in the mood for owls this week. I'm passing this on to my crafty daughter-in-love. She's a lover of owls, too.

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  15. Love it! I am also interested in learning how to make the leaf prints in the background.

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  16. Beautiful post & projects. Thank You!

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  17. wow un idea fantastica!!! grazie per averla condivisa ciao rosa.kreattiva

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  18. I'm glad my attention to your blog was brought today. Loving your Owl and other recycle projects with a bottle, i may just have a go at one or two. I love to recycle :)

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  19. Ooooh wow..... this is so gorgeous! How did you come up with the idea?! Beatutiful!


    xx Tessa

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  20. Love it! Do tell us how you made the leaves on the book pages too please!

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  21. Thanks for this informative post. In case you haven't heard, Recyclebank has just teamed up with Greenopolis! Now you can earn both Recyclebank and Greenopolis points everytime you recycle. Check out this video-- I learned about the news here. http://youtu.be/TGSDH4L_qHA

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  22. Thanks for this informative post. In case you haven't heard, Recyclebank has just teamed up with Greenopolis! Now you can earn both Recyclebank and Greenopolis points everytime you recycle. Check out this video-- I learned about the news here. http://youtu.be/TGSDH4L_qHA

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  23. how are the two pieces attached? Glue, tape, or do they just fit snuggly together?

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  24. Olá!
    Amei sei blog!
    Obrigada por ensinar trabalhos lindos
    com garrafas pet.
    Beijos!

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  25. olá
    fiquei encantada pelo teu trabalho
    parabéns pelo respeito à natureza e a sua criatividade
    bj
    lu

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  26. agora achei como fazer minha corujinha andei procurando tanto e queria uma idéia como reciclar aproveitar material reciclado agora ta aqui a idéia q tanto procurei, vi primeiro na página do face rsrs valeu bjocas
    Joirce Menezes

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  27. Beautiful owl :)
    Are the yellow leaves in background another creation of yours? if that is so...please tell me how can I make them! just love them :)! thanks a lot for your creations!

    Lizzy

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  28. Hi Lucy! This is such a wonderful idea! We have an excess of bottles and electronic junks already I think this is just one of the ways how to get creative with it.

    PS. What paint did you use for the oil? Did you spray it with a fixative to let the paint stay? Thanks, please let us me know how to do this step by step. Thank you!

    <3 Y

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  30. Amei esta corujinha! Continue assim com essas ideias brilhantes e sábias.
    Tania

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  31. beautiful owl!!!!! but i jsut can't fit the head and body together ! they come apart!
    amazing how eqasy you seem to find it !
    love
    march

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  32. Thank you so much for sharing. Your post has been featured on Monday Funday at Mel's Daisy Patch. Come Grab a Brag button you deserve it!!
    http://melsdaisypatch.blogspot.com/2012/10/monday-funday-9-owls.html

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  33. I love the owl. COuld go a step farther and add outside layer of paper clay to it and have a very permanent and more paintable surface. Paper mach owl!

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  34. march09 if you get them together tape together with transparent tape. Put a thin layer of paper clay or paper mache pulp over all and let it air dry. The paper mache or paper clay will hold it together when dry.

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  35. Idéias brilhantes, de uma incrível mente brilhante!
    Cássia Campos (Brasil)

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  36. Criatividade em mente brilhante,parabéns,bjks

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  37. Olá, amei seu blog ele é tudo de bom, maravilhoso! Parabéns fiquei apaixonada pela corujinha de pet. Aproveitei o modelo e fiz uma coelhinha para Páscoa!
    Já estou te seguindo.
    Beijos no coração!
    http://luskidoca.blogspot.com

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  38. Olá, amei seu blog ele é tudo de bom, maravilhoso! Parabéns fiquei apaixonada pela corujinha de pet. Aproveitei o modelo e fiz uma coelhinha para Páscoa!
    Já estou te seguindo.
    Beijos no coração!
    http://luskidoca.blogspot.com

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  39. I I Loved your post!!! The owl is amazing! I wish you a beautiful day too!

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  41. OI Lucy sou brasileira e adorei o seu texto e a sua coruja linda...
    Realmente nós não cuidamos da nossa casa...
    Será que um dia isto mudara...bjs

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  42. love the leaves on the book pages... thanks for the inspiration for my fall banner! (the little mennonite)

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  43. Interesting that all of these crafts we see posted on various site, lead us to places like this that never really have the instructions. Several people often claim to have designed the crafts but they all have the same photos and no one shares the instructions. Hmmm.....

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