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« on: May 12, 2012 01:57:52 PM »



I was lucky enough to squeeze in to the Art House Co-op "Mystery Project". I was sent a surprise prompt and a Prismacolor marker and then set out to make a bit of public art.

My prompt was "If tomorrow came yesterday" and my marker was a sort of brown. Hmmm... what to do!?!?! Panic! Fret! When I finished over reacting, I wrote a nonsense poem with the given theme in mind.

If tomorrow came yesterday,
what would Thursday bring?
Would Tuesday be on Sunday,
and would Santa come in Spring?

If next week was last month,
and October was in May -
would breakfast be at midnight,
and bedtime at mid-day?

If the sun came up at dusk
and the moon came out at dawn,
what time would the fireflies
go dancing on the lawn?

I then made 15 mushroom caps from paperclay and coloured them using my fancy Prismacolour marker. Next, I printed out my poem and rolled it up, holding it in place with a bit of lace.



The poems became the stems for the mushrooms/toadstools.



The last step? Hiding those wee things for strangers to find! The one pictured above is sitting outside of the YMCA in Trenton, Ontario. The rest will be hidden all over Brighton (my home and the best place on Earth) throughout this week Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2012 02:05:16 PM »

That's awesome! I love your nonsense poem, and I'm sorry I don't live close enough to "find" one of the nonsense mushrooms.
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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2012 02:11:34 PM »

FANTASTIC!!!  Amazing idea!
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« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2012 02:13:41 PM »

These are so wonderful and inspiring! It would totally blow me away to find one of these while out and about Smiley That is so sweet of you!
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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2012 02:21:50 PM »

This is brilliant! I love your nonsense poem. Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2012 02:47:58 PM »

This is the type of brilliant, random act of artsy kindness that should be featured in a televised news magazine type of show.

Bravo!

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« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2012 03:20:52 PM »

The idea of leaving these in a public place is part of the project prompt from Art House Co-op. . (Which you should really check out!)

... BUT a year or two ago I left small altered journals all over my town and actually got to see a teenager find one! It was amazing to see his reaction. A real gift. If you've ever wondered if art can make a difference, or if it matters, put your heart into something and leave it for a stranger to find. It does the soul good  Kiss
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2012 06:16:55 PM »

I too wish I were near enough to 'find' one of your toadstools. I love the poem too, it reminds me of Shel Silverstein. Great work.
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« Reply #8 on: May 13, 2012 12:02:57 AM »

This is so awesome!!! I also wish I was close enough to find such a wonderful gift.
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« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2012 12:14:56 AM »

I really LOVE that poem! I generally think poems are a lot better when they are nonsensical, rather than when they're supposed to have heaps of meaning and are really heavy.

The sharing art idea is really nice too (I cycled past a yarn-bombed bicycle rack on wednesday, that really put a big smile on my face.) and whoever finds your poem will be a lucky person Smiley

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« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2012 04:48:56 AM »

That's Grand!  I wish I lived nearby!
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2012 05:21:16 PM »

I love the poem too, it reminds me of Shel Silverstein. Great work.

Yes! I knew it seemed familiar somehow, and that's it! I think you're too modest about your "nonsense poem", Knicky. It's very good. And I've actually seen one of these lil' mushrooms up close, and they're uncannily lifelike.

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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2012 07:03:06 PM »

Silly ggrrrlll!  These are too fab for words..even if they are words.  Now you go put on your CHAMPIONSHIP belt and give me 10 Macho Man stile "OOOOOHHHhhhhhhhhYEAHHHHHHH!"s and I'm sure your perspective will shift Grin
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« Reply #13 on: May 17, 2012 01:26:38 PM »

That whole idea is so fun -- I'd just love to find some beautiful mushroom art lying around town!
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« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2012 12:25:51 PM »

so cooool!
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« Reply #15 on: June 03, 2012 07:09:50 AM »

I LOVE these! Your poem is wonderful too! Will have to read it to the 5 and 10 year old I look after, they will love it. Actually, they'd love the idea of putting art out for others to find, too, definitely a future project Wink
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« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2012 08:36:19 AM »

What an awesome project!  Very cool!
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« Reply #17 on: June 03, 2012 08:26:47 PM »

This makes me smile, what a beautiful act on randomness
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2012 01:30:30 PM »

These are so adorable! What recipe or product did you use for the paper clay?
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2012 01:39:29 PM »

These are so adorable! What recipe or product did you use for the paper clay?

It's called Creative Paperclay http://www.paperclay.com/
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« Reply #20 on: June 04, 2012 07:46:04 PM »

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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2012 03:16:27 PM »

That's awesome! I love your nonsense poem, and I'm sorry I don't live close enough to "find" one of the nonsense mushrooms.
Ditto Smiley I love the whole shabang, you're very very clever and the wee musroom caps are beautiful x
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« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2012 11:12:35 AM »

I love it!

My fireflies all dance at dawn,
And sunsets are at three
I take picnics under full moons
And have midnight proper tea.

I pretend the stars all shine
At mid-day in July
And Waterfalls are water-ups
That shoot into the sky.

Next week is a year away
And tomorrow's still a dream
Everyday is Christmas here
And winter's warm and green.

So if the days all get confused
And mix up all their plans
And the months then follow suit
And time rewinds her hands

Just come visit my corner here
Where nothing's twice the same
And days are full of shooting stars
You'll be glad you came!
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That's a wonderful poem, it made me happy this morning.
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