Trash To Treasure Art

Some see potential, beauty, treasure and value on things others see as ugly, damaged, dispensable, trash.

Wife: Hey, someone threw a custom frame by the garbage dumpster. I will pretend to throw a trash so we can go back and check it out.

Me: Really? Okay.

Excited, I didn’t think twice and just grabbed the postcard print of the Eiffel Tower on a custom frame standing next to the dumpster.

On the way back to our apartment, wife asked if I should have check it first. I replied, “It looks fine. We can glue the damage part and paint over the print.” Wife did not waste time to Google a sample painting of one of her favorite Artist, BenCab. She showed me several pictures and said, “Can you make something similar? I replied, “Sure, but I won’t copy it. I will paint my own version of it.”

BenCab’s paintings are beautiful but each cost close to 50 million pesos or 1 million dollars. Not everyone has these much money to splurge but everyone has a creative artist in them just waiting to be set free.

Today, our first couple trash to treasure Art project has become a valuable centerpiece in our living room not because of its price tag but because it was created from the heart.

Until we try, we will never now what we are capable of creating or if we still got the gift and talent long stored and forgotten.

Wife is happy, I’m happy. Both in life and relationships, this matters the most. Priceless? Definitely.

About Island Traveler

Just a Man too curious where his dreams will take him.
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11 Responses to Trash To Treasure Art

  1. Beautifully done! Looks great!!! 😍

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  2. Until I got my second vaccine, I wouldn’t venture out to think about other people trash, but maybe in a few weeks, I will venture out, still with a mask, but roam a little.

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  3. Halbarbera says:

    Turning so-called trash into a real treasure indeed

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  4. ourcrossings says:

    That’s a beautiful frame and a beautiful painting, too! ”Some see the potential, beauty, treasure and value on things others see as ugly, damaged, dispensable, trash” – I couldn’t have said it better 🙂

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  5. empyreansong says:

    This is indeed beautiful.

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  6. restlessjo says:

    What a fabulous job you did! Everybody happy 🙂 🙂

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  7. Ab says:

    That is a BEAUTIFUL painting! And a bonus for finding and salvaging that lovely frame.

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  8. Custom made with love. Can’t beat it, brother!

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  9. That is beautiful! I have saved some really old frames hoping to use them in some way. I was thinking of making one into a coffee table. I would need a lot of work with a bottom and top, legs, etc. but I think it would be so cool.


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