via found gallery
When I used to craft more often than I do now, most of what I made were reconstructions of dresses, shirts, and toys. I love taking something old and out of use and making it relevant again. So for these two weeks, I want you to reconstruct something. Maybe it’s those old shoes you never painted polka dots on, that poem you wrote years ago but never finished, or that junk drawer with all those things you might, maybe, someday need. Make them useful now. Especially in an economic crunch, to be able to utilize what we have is essential, and more than that, it gives us a sense of accomplishment and meaning in ourselves, because we have reinvented something. We have given an old, dead, thing life again.
There’s loads of craft suggestions on Instructables and Craftster, including painting and DIY interior decorating. Trashion Nation on Flickr is also great inspiration. If you’ve got other great revivify-ers, leave them in the comments.
As a side quest, I’d love to hear any ideas you have for future challenges. I’ve tried to make them vague enough that any creative mold you’d want to apply you can, but I’m more than willing to try a writing challenge or a photography, or whatever it is you’d like to work on!