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« on: January 08, 2008 08:14:30 PM »

Hey Everyone!

I was wondering if anyone would be interested in a swap inspired by  the FOUND website and magazine.

You can check out the site at www.foundmagazine.com. There's some pretty interesting stuff.

How the swap would actually run would be up for discussion.  There's lots of possibilities.  I was thinking of crafting with 'found' things (ie found on the streets, found and purchased in a thrift store, found at the dump).

Give me a shout if this sounds like something you're interested in!
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« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008 08:15:50 PM »

ooh, i love found!  kind of a lot of ways to run this one though - i'll be interested to see what others think!
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2008 08:13:01 AM »


What a great idea - I love making art from found objects so this sounds perfect!  Cheesy

Maybe crafting with inspiration from a found thing? Or even sending your found thing (or a photo of it) to your partner who then crafts from it and sends it back to you?
 
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« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2008 11:16:37 AM »


I've just seen a book about Mark Dion's Thames dig, where he found the most amazing things and displayed them in a big cabinet in the Tate museum - and it got me thinking about this swap again...

I really think this could be fun; jewellery incorporating a found piece (I always find bits of earrings and stuff), mosaic with found glass / porcelain, for textiles it could maybe be a bit disgusting to use found stuff, but you could take inspiration from a colour or a design you find, etc etc.

I'm always looking for interesting stuff; my favourite find was a feather with a phone number stamped on it!
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« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2008 07:10:54 PM »

Well I think it's worth doing.  Maybe I'll just open it up.  If it's just you and I that join then so be it!

I'll post it some time this weekend.  What kind of time frame would work for you?


I've just seen a book about Mark Dion's Thames dig, where he found the most amazing things and displayed them in a big cabinet in the Tate museum - and it got me thinking about this swap again...

I really think this could be fun; jewellery incorporating a found piece (I always find bits of earrings and stuff), mosaic with found glass / porcelain, for textiles it could maybe be a bit disgusting to use found stuff, but you could take inspiration from a colour or a design you find, etc etc.

I'm always looking for interesting stuff; my favourite find was a feather with a phone number stamped on it!
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« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2008 11:12:17 AM »


Great - should be fun!!  Grin Since I have a little one (almost 8 months now) it would be best for me if it starts soon, but is run over a quite long time so I don't have to stress too much -especially to get enough time to find something interesting to start off with!!

How are you thinking in terms of the size/number of objects, how the crafted object relates to the found object etc? Or would it be quite free how we respond to the challenge? 
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« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2008 11:22:52 AM »


Actually, I'm going away the first two weeks in March and then there is Easter; would it be possible with a send out after Easter? I know that's a looong way away, but there is quite a lot in my diary the weeks up until then...  Undecided
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« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2008 12:39:05 PM »

im up for this too!!
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« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2008 07:16:26 PM »

I might be in,

I went to Chicago today and found beautiful chinese chopsticks in a wrapper, 2 polaroids of a really hot guy and spiderman stickers Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2008 08:00:21 AM »

I'd be completely interested in this swap.
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2008 09:48:57 AM »

Intrigued... Smiley------------
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2008 08:03:52 AM »

Alright all!  It's organized and posted.  Anyone that wants to join up can PM me!

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« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2008 04:35:18 PM »

i always keep my eyes to the ground ,
constantly looking for amazing finds.
this is an amazing idea.
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