Wednesday, February 22, 2006

A little unexpected joy at the dentist's office

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While waiting to be called in for my six month checkup yesterday, I left one of these cards on the end table next to my chair. Though I did not experience a whole lot of joy---first cavity in years!--it looks like someone did, because when I left, the card was gone.


Monday, February 20, 2006

Requesting your collusion!

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I have five more of the mushroom ATCs to share with the world, and must add that when I "released" one yesterday with the teenage male athletes, it was pronounced "really cool" by aforementioned athletes. Ultimate praise, I'd say.

I have a new set of cards that needs more consideration as to their release site. I have three like these, knock offs of some I did for a swap some time back called "Oh sh**, I've become my mother?" You see? These need to fall into the right hands to be fully appreciated.

So, if you have some great notions as to the type of locale where these would best be discovered by an appreciative finder, comment away. I think at least one will go to a favorite coffee shop, one that has many customers who'd fit the right demographic.

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Getting subversive with my art

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I have one of those 43 Things lists, so the blame falls squarely on that. When editing some of my entries one day, I looked at the box of things others want to do, and saw one that read "wants to leave little pieces of art for others to find." What a cool idea! I added it to my list, and mostly forgot about it.

Until the other day. I was cleaning my workspace and there are piles of leftover photos and images from ATC swaps sitting there. I'd made all the cards I needed for those swaps, and hating to throw anything away, I left the extras sitting to collect dust.

Not any more. So far, I've made 16 ATCs, all ready to go out into the world. My husband and are I treating ourselves to a night out, going to a concert with Peter and Lou Berryman at the Pump House in LaCrosse. I'm pretty sure there are information stands near the entrance. I'm hoping there are. I still haven't picked up the February issue of Tapestry magazine. When I do, I'll leave a card or two inside the magazines in that stand.

This is such a fun concept. I hope if you have the least bit of artistic inclination, you'll join me in this fun. You can read more about the concept at the Found Art website. Now, go make some art!

ETA, 2/19/06 Four of these cards have now been put out into the universe. One was surreptitiously placed on the counter in the restroom at the Pump House, another slipped into a brochure near the front door. This morning, one was left on the counter of the athletic center at Viterbo University near the indoor soccer courts (guess who had carpool duties today?) and the last at the Hardees where the teenage sports heroes had to refuel after the game. I hope they brought a little lift to whoever found them. It gave me one to leave them! If you're here because you were the lucky finder, I'd love to have you leave comments.