Sometimes a personal art project evolves into real work. I didn’t expect my “upcycled” action figures to fall into that category, but they have. I have been collecting vintage toys—from plastic models to nativity scenes to Star Wars figures—taking them apart, re-combining the pieces, and painting them. The result has been over a hundred little sculptures ranging from the fabulous to the grotesque. I’ve been selling them at upcycling art fairs and online at my Etsy store.