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21  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Covert Art Abandoner's Swap (SU 8/1/12-8/15/12 ; MAIL BY 9/30/12). on: August 13, 2012 06:55:26 PM
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several people would get to see and appreciate it, though most still wouldn't want to touch it
Calluna,
Why do you think that?
I dropped many zines, postcards and even small toys (plastic dinosaurs with a tag saying "please give me a good home") in bathrooms, mostly around my campus library and I would go check on them about an hour later and every item was already gone! I always place them around lunchtime, because I know a lot of people take theyr bathroom breaks after lunch and the janitor wont be doing his rounds untill afte 6pm.
I favor stalls and changing booths more because I think people feel safer to take something with them when no one else is looking. I guess thats why its also a good idea to leave things in library shelves or between the pages of a book. There is this sense of intimacy between the piece and the finder.
Once I tried to leave some papiermache sculptures in a popular park, but the day passed and only one was taken! They had a tag on them indicating that the figure belonged to whoever found it, but people just looked at them and passed them by. I think since it was so visible they were too shy to touch them. Alas, the only one who went to a new home that day was picked up by a kid.
22  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Covert Art Abandoner's Swap (SU 8/1/12-8/15/12 ; MAIL BY 9/30/12). on: August 11, 2012 04:26:37 PM
I have many ideas that seem like good candidates for this swap, but I was wondering, could I be specific about where exactly do I want my art to be "dropped"?
I was thinking about making a series of paintings with a flowing theme, they will be small and have a little hanging ribbon. I would like to have those painting placed in the back of the door of bathroom stalls. Some stalls here have a hook to hand your purse while you use the bathroom. To sort of turn the bathroom stall into an art gallery and the visitor could admire it and make take it home if it pleases.
What do you think?
23  COOKING / Dessert / Re: No Bake Tiramisu on: August 09, 2012 02:50:07 PM
I need a napkin already!
24  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Covert Art Abandoner's Swap (SU 8/1/12-8/15/12 ; MAIL BY 9/30/12). on: August 09, 2012 02:37:26 PM
I leave folded cranes with fortunes written inside them around here (the outside says "fortune crane, open for fortune" so they know what they are), but I don't think that would be good enough for this swap.  I could do little amigurumi, though, so I'll have to think about it...  Hmmm...

I actually like the folded crane idea!
That is a lovely idea! Simple and sweet!
25  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: Katniss Everdeen -Hunger Games- Painting on: August 08, 2012 03:45:19 PM
That is lovely! You are quite goo don painting faces!
26  Craft Swaps / ARCHIVE OF SWAPS THAT ARE TOTALLY FINISHED / Re: Covert Art Abandoner's Swap (SU 8/1/12-8/15/12 ; MAIL BY 9/30/12). on: August 03, 2012 03:17:30 PM
I sent my questionare!
I usually put one of my email addresses on whatever I "drop". Sometimes I get emails with thank you's or messages asking me why I did it. The first time I "dropped" some handpainted bookmarks I was too shy to do this, but the times after that I added the email. I guess curiosity drove me to it!
27  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Re: More Whimsical Critters! on: August 03, 2012 02:57:40 PM
They are lovely!
28  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: A Minikin Family and a Minikin Bunny/Human hybrid named Jack on: August 01, 2012 07:38:49 AM
They look amazing! For a minute there I thought they were made of stone! The texture is amazing, but how did you do it? Glued on paper over the polyclay?
29  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Completed Projects / Re: First garden attempt on: July 31, 2012 06:29:01 PM
Not a bad haul for your first time. My first crop was eaten by birds! Even the basil was devoured! I find that making a little coop with chicken wire to cover the most edible plants helps a lot. Its cheap and effective, keeps the bids and other "little visitors" away without hurting them or the plants.
30  ORGANIZED CRAFT SWAPS / New Swap Theme Ideas / Re: International Covert Art Abandoners Swap on: July 31, 2012 11:58:07 AM
This is such an interesting swap thread! I love reading how other people feel about art dropping and artists and their craft in general. We all have different reasons why we want to do this, and various expectations regarding this experience. I cant wait for the swap to start!
 Grin
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