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Garden Gate: Episode 85 – Scrappy Dude (Mar. 18, 2016)

CHEX TV airdate: Friday March 18th, 2016 5-6pm

Click link to watch this episode online.

8795_10152973025502395_4132675799614988672_nI first met Caroline Lepannen at the Cobourg Indie show in the fall of 2015.  I was immediately attracted to her colourful and quirky “Dudes” made from recycled “scrap.”  Her booth was filled with strange and wonderful happy characters in canoes, going fishing, flying or just hangin.

Many of the little characters had birds on their heads and beer caps for eyes.  Hair was made from scrap bits of wire and various accessories adorned each piece.  

The characters are definitely one of a kind.  They have personalities and the longer you look at them the more enamored you become. Caroline can tell you where each bit of wood or scrap came from and what inspired her to create each character.  Apparently her home is filled with pieces that she has a hard time parting with. BUT, she is encouraged by friends to let the “Dudes” find their “People.”

I found mine and so did my husband.  Drop by soon to find yours!