Bittersweet moment...I have released all the art into the wild! I wonder if my partner will hear anything back.
I left the first piece at a craft fabric show. I figured most of the people there were creative individuals who would enjoy a little bit of inspiration. No one picked it up while I was looking around, but I ended up circling back to the booth before I left and it was gone.
On my way home that night, I stopped by a new superstore. It had just opened a few days before, so it was very busy. During one of the brief intervals while I was the only one at the entrance, I slipped the art into one of the many shopping carts waiting for customers to take them for a spin. It was still in the cart when I finished my shopping and I heard a mom tell her kid not to take that cart because there was something in it. I left the art though, because I figured either a customer would actually look and see that it said "Free Art," or a worker would come across it and it would hopefully brighten their work day.
Later, I stopped by the library to pick up some audio books for my daily commute. I left one of the canvases on the shelf with the mystery books. It seemed to be an appropriate location. It was near closing when I left it, so I'm thinking somebody probably found it the next day.
Later that week I went to the post office. Again, it was close to closing time, so I left it in the lobby that's always open for PO box customers.
I left the last one at a gas station window. The window gets a lot of traffic, so it seemed like it would be quickly discovered.
It's neat that some of us have dropped at the same locations in different cities. It makes me wonder if I'll visit the library, post office, or gas station one day and come across a fun little craft waiting to be found!
This was a fun swap, thank you JMiller for being such a wonderful swap hostess!