but if a place is full of flies and there's at least one toilet that remains unflushed/clogged with someone's bodily waste sitting there in the open all day, (this has been the norm in my experience), it fuels the sense that disease/germs are festering there. I'm glad to hear you've had a good experience, though; I feel better about doing the same now!
Ohh God I hadnt even thought of dirty bathrooms! The ones I visit (to drop art) are usually in my campus, libraries or schools, wich I can thankfully say, are well kept and clean! I leave them in the door hook if it has one or on top of the plastic cover of the toilet paper (dont know what they are called). I wouldnt leave anything on top of the toilet or uncovered toilet paper, or anywhere near a trashcan! But I see your point.
I went on a hike Sunday and scouted out a couple good wilderness-y spots to leave things. I need to remember to start bringing art-to-abandon with me when I go places; my good intentions haven't led to any action yet. Cheesy
Scouting for spots to drop is a very important part of it! It will lead to action once you are sure youve found the right place for your art! Sometimes I pass by a spot for weeks before being sure that the "right" person will find it, it makes the letting go part so much easier!
And painting rocks to abandon is definitely something that crossed my mind. The only draw back is unless you are able to mail the rocks priority it might be a little iffy on shipping cost. Though I suppose you could do small rocks.
I found some beautiful rocks that were perfect for "skipping rocks" the other day, but taking another glance at them I thought about painting on them. So I took six stones home, about the size of the palm of a hand, they were around 3"-5" thick and I wanted to see how much shipping might cost. They fit into the smallest of an USPS Flat Rate box, wich costs a bit less than $6.00 to ship!
I suggest you look around for stones that fit into these Flat Rate boxes, the cost of shipping wont be too bad regardless of the weight!
Well so far my swap ideas are down to 3 proyects, I guess I will be able to choose wich idea to go with when I know where they will be headed.