Novelty mirror, broken courtesy of my cat!
Cats are wonderful--outside of the studio. They really are. Sometimes, unfortunately, though, they do not mix well with our stuff! How this happened is actually pretty spectacular, and it's not all bad. After all, the mirror itself didn't break (saving me seven years of bad luck,) and the cat is not injured. It's a miracle, but she's fine. She fell off our second floor railing and knocked this mirror off of the wall on her way down! Crazy girl!
Anyhow, being who I am, I'm making lemonade out of these particular lemons and planning to take this mirror apart and use the various pieces in my art. The dismantling may not take place this week or next week, but it will happen, and the elements will get used. The mirror itself will either be put into a new frame or donated to charity. It depends on how well I can get all the glue and gunk off.
The frame is resin, so it's not going to be easy to cut it apart, and the cuts won't be clean. I'll just do the best I can! Aside from the obvious--making my art--my goal is to keep as much as I can out of the landfill. Making art with found objects, especially when I am recycling, is very rewarding for me!
As for the cat, well, let's just say I won't be recycling her. She's going to stay right where she is, all nine lives intact! ;)