Lately I’ve been obsessed with purchasing old art and design books from eBay and etsy.  For some reason I’ve always been turned off by etsy until recently.  It’s a goldmine, that one.  One my favorite purchases is titled Art From Found Materials, Discarded and Natural. It dates back to the 70’s and has all kinds of examples of how to make art from found materials including wood, glass, metal, fabric, plastic, seeds, clay, stones, and bones.  Definitely a good source of inspiration.