If there is one thing I love as much as making art it's enjoying music. I'm addicted to playlist.com. I obsessively follow and collect my favorite musical artists. In the past two years I have also begun to avidly collect vinyl. Friends and family have contributed (err...dumped) their own collections on me and I am left with some beautiful vinyl...that you couldn't pay me to listen to. So I've gotta do something with it!
In my high school art club I am having students turn my un-listenables into fabulous time pieces, by painting, collaging and adding motorized clockworks to them. Here's one I made from a vintage picture disc:
Others on Etsy have found some ingenious ways to use old vinyl that I may have to try out myself at home:
Recycled Record Coasters and Bowl from Innoudid's Attic
Record Album Catch All Tray from Vindicated Vinyl by Brinda Kay Design
Vinyl Record Bookends by Nerd Nest
And speaking of Vinyl...check out the definitive blog on album cover art called Sleevage. Love it!