There are hundreds of people out there who are re purposing all kinds of things and making beautiful and sometimes strange creations. We can thank people like Tim Holtz for bringing such wonderful trinkets to the world of art. But my absolute favorite place for supplies and inspiration has got to be the local junk yard. Anything from gears to springs to little bits of chrome , a junkyard has it all! And usually cheap. now don't get me wrong, I like a lot of the store bought stuff...but there is something truly satisfying about creating something found in a pile of scrap. You get out into the fresh air,get great idea's from what you find, and in the end make something that is a one of a kind.