I'm getting internet time (and soon to be scrappy time) today and I'm loving it! We have had no rain for about 2 1/2 weeks! The grass is crunchy and brown and I'm struggling keeping my flowers alive!
So today I decided to do a rain dance with the kids (for real, we danced on the trampoline! lol) to see if we could get some rain and to my surprise (because it wasn't in the forecast) we're finally experiencing a nice light shower and have been for a couple of hours now! Who woulda thought shankin the booty would do the trick? ;)
Unfortunately, as I was getting ready to write this post about my project for Art House Coop, I started wondering if the journal I made was being stranded in the rain?! For those of you who aren't familiar with the Art House Coop, it's an independent Brooklyn-based company that organizes global, collaborative art projects, like the Sketchbook project that fellow alchemists Jo and Maggi have taken part in.
For this Mystery Project our goal was to create something with a Prismacolor Brush l Fine Art Marker and a prompt that were both kept secret until we received them in the mail, and then leave it in a public place for someone to find.
When I saw the prompt, "the lines have been drawn", the only thing that ran through my mind was war. As I looked at my tan marker, I kept thinking how it would have been perfect when I was taking the She Art classes with Christy Tomlinson!
So, I decided to try my hand at she art again.
|Taken with the hipstamatic app: John S lens, Kodot Xgrizzled Film|
Whats funny is that just the other day the hubby asked if I could use his acu's for scrapping and I said yes, but really thought what the heck would I do with them? Who knew that I would have a use for them so soon?!
I originally planned to drop it off at a local fair, but it was way too scary of a place to leave it!!!
Unfortunately, I was losing daylight so I had to find a place to leave it! I finally decided to put it up in a window at the Chilis restaurant where we ate and just hope that someone would notice it, and not just throw it away. It was a bit of a bummer to leave and it still be there, but it wasn't very busy at that moment.
|I used a small tag from Scrap Fx, and wrote "Take me Home" on the card in hopes that someone would notice it.|
Here are some close ups. I apologize because I took the pics and didn't edit them before dropping it off. They are crummy quality.
|I used a variety of punchinella's, gesso and mists to create the background...and matted the embossed tape with some striped washi (thought it went perfectly with the theme).|
|Here you can see the prismacolor pen at work. I colored their "skin" in and outlined the edges of their bodies with it a couple of times. I also used it to highlight their hair. It was perfect! You will also notice that I used book paper for the skin and punchinella on the last girls skirt...both from Gauche Alchemy|
I made a journal hoping that if the project had a use, it would be more likely to be kept instead of just thrown away. It was also very convenient for me to be able to tell a little bit about this project and give my blog and email address inside the journal, so that maybe...just maybe...the mystery recipient might give me a shout out to let me know they got it! ;)
I will definitely take part in this type of project again! It was a lot of fun and can you believe there are 2000 artists around the world that took part in this?!
Here are 3 other people that I know who have taken part in this fun project:
Ta Ta for now! Have a great weekend!