Meet Bruce Froude. Clever Recycler and Repurposer.
You may recognize some of Bruce’s work from Re-Scape’s new eBook Trash to Treasure and on the Facebook Page @Rescapedotcom, but that’s not the extent of his work with transforming all kinds of things.
My wife thinks I should start a blog. I have never created a website, as ImI’m not a business. However I have on occasion accepted the odd case of craft beer for my efforts. Something I do tend to appreciate while creating new stuff.”
“With my somewhat unsual family dynamic, and a full time job as a hockey rink handyman, I dont much have the kind of freedom that it takes to even imagine starting a business. I do wish I could somehow pay the mortgage doing this kind of thing, however at age 43, with a young family and a new puppy, it would be a little too challenging, unless I left my current job, to attempt such. With little to no money to back myself. No business sense, and being somewhat technologically illiterate, it has held my junking passion to more a hobby by default. I have very little time between family and job to reach any kind of demand…even if only for that little extra cash. Coincidentally, its my children (ages 21, 7, and 6 months) who inspire most of my ideas. Those 3 words coming from their smiling faces are what warm me most. The little one hasn’t spoken them yet, but I’m hopeful that will come soon enough.”
I do believe that a lack of pressure to create things to consumer quality standards, is what allows me to see more possibility. I can take more risk this way as well. I find my odds of success tend to be so much higher when it is only me that I can let down. I find myself to be a bit fortunate to have this ‘everything can be used for something’ attitude, with a slight sense of “that might be pretty cool” curiosity. Its better for the planet and cheaper for me to re-use material, so it’s a win win. For now, I’m just your average junk hoarder who has a knack for getting lucky 80% of the time. Hopefully through working with you though, and with more time, my ideas can develope into something a bit bigger, but either way… I just love doing it.”
We hope to see a lot more of Bruce’s work in the coming year. Bruce now has an instragram page you can visit. Be sure to check him out there!