Obviously, self sufficiency is a way of life. For me it goes a few steps further. It’s a way to feel alive. It’s my being. It lives in my soul. And, yes, it is an art form.
As an example, if you give a garden ‘schematic’ to two different people and have them grow their own garden, the layout might be exactly the same but each garden will look completely different simply because of personal tastes. The same applies with recycling, re-purposing and reusing.
Here’s a picture of one of my favorite examples of the art of self sufficiency:
And here’s a few more showing artful ingenuity:
The key to being ‘artful’ is very simple ~ be yourself, do what you like, and create how you see fit. There are very few things on the face of this planet that have only one use. It is your job to find the others besides the actual intended use.
Here’s a link to something most folks did not know you can do: Moss graffiti.
Now get out there and have some fun! Take some pictures of your ‘art’. Feel free to send them to me and I will post them in a future blog. firstname.lastname@example.org
I also have a website set up for special deals I can create for you all. The current one is for emergency food ration bars to keep in your bug out bag or in your glove box in your vehicle. Here is the link: http://kayaselfsufficiency.weebly.com/