“The Festival of Thrift is a cultural celebration for the people of the North East, the UK and beyond, where people could find the fun in learning how to reuse, recycle and upcycle, saving both money and benefiting the environment.”
Each and every day we can find something to inspire us, to instigate action on a thought – whether it’s a a moment, a scene, a picture, a word, a quote, a person, people or maybe a sight or even a smell! Occasionally we need extra inspiration to give us a boost of energy – to help us get going on whatever we have chosen to do! Motivation. I often turn to social media, especially if the ol’synapses are not firing as I might have hoped. Instagram is a smart phone application that time and again connects me with people around the world – all doing amazing things. It’s insta-inspiration in this modern insta-world. But, as visual creatures it seems quite natural to me that images often have more of an effect than words.
And so, recently I’ve started posting pictures on Instagram on Tuesdays with the hashtag #thriftstorefindtuesday. Honestly, these pictures are partly an avenue for me to channel my charity shop/ thrift store seeking
habit energy – but it also connects with the up and coming Festival of Thrift taking place this September in Darlington, England. The festival brings together people who are passionately dedicated to searching for solutions to the economical dilemmas facing us in the coming decades. As the website outlines:
Luckily I’m going to be in Darlington this September for an exhibition on Retracing Routledge, which gives me an opportunity to be able to talk at the festival about the project and Rapa Nui. But in the mean time, if you’re on Instagram and you find yourself feeling thrifty on a Tuesday – why not join in and tag your photos with #thriftstorefindtuesday, or maybe just #thriftytuesday