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« Reply #50 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?
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« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2012 04:34:31 PM »

That's an awesome idea!! And taking pictures of the placement wouldn't be too hard at all since it would be rather strange for a random person to be spying on you in a bathroom stall.  Cheesy

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« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2012 08:40:03 PM »

I LOVE this idea, but I just don't have time for another swap right now. Would definitely do the next round!
« Reply #53 on: August 11, 2012 08:49:44 PM »

heard on the radio today about a Toronto artist who has been involved in a 'love lettering project' writing love letters and poems, decorating them, and leaving them in airmail envelopes around town, she's done a few different projects within this.  Sounded great and a lot like our swap.

I wasn't thinking of making an outer piece that you have to break, but that is a totally cool idea.  I think it might hurt my psyche too much though.  I was thinking of something like a paper machier globe that is in two halves, and then binds together with ribbon, then you open it up and something else is inside.  Of course I always forget that I really hate the slimy texture of paper machier.

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« Reply #54 on: August 11, 2012 11:22:01 PM »

I was thinking about public restrooms too, and whether anyone would be willing to take something with them that they found there! The hanging artwork would be nice because it is totally out-of-the-way and most likely, several people would get to see and appreciate it, though most still wouldn't want to touch it ("Did the person who put this here hang it up before they used the toilet, or after?  ShockedGrin). In the end, it might end up being a "thank you" gift for the janitor who cleans that bathroom.  Smiley

I started tinkering with an altered tin idea. But that's about as far as that idea has sprouted: an altered tin.  Cheesy Maybe filled with a long, accordion-folded paper attached to the inner base, but I'm not sure what to write on it or decorate it with. I have a lot of driving to do the next few days, so I'll brainstorm on the road. Also, I'm thinking about attaching magnets to the back of it, so that it can be slapped onto any metal surface in passing.


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 I picked up a common object to test alter yesterday.

« Reply #56 on: August 12, 2012 04:38:34 PM »

Well now...

I think the bathroom stalls is a great idea. I would not take the art with me, but it would certainly make me smile while using the facilities. But who said the finder has to take it with them?

Even the paper cranes are a great idea. What if in a park someone had six or so paper cranes hanging from a tree?

These all sound fabulous! I am soooo going to keep checking on the art I abandon to see if anyone finds it.

Wow, I am really excited!!!!

On a side note, I have all partners preliminary matched. I was wondering if anyone might be adverse to extending the signup range by two days. We have a new member who wants to join but her official one month membership will only be on the 17th (thus eligible for the swap on the 17th). I hate to deny her for two days. I can send out partners on the 15th anyhow for people to get started excluding one person (probably me) to be match with the new member.
« Reply #57 on: August 12, 2012 05:21:36 PM »

Not a problem to me.  If someone wants to participate it would be great if they could, and how exciting for this to be someones first swap!

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« Reply #58 on: August 12, 2012 07:22:12 PM »

I'm OK with that too.

Instead of bathroom stalls, if there is the ick factor, then what about the handles of stairwell doors - a bit of a reward for people who took the stairs rather than the elevators. 

Or change room stalls in stores?

I love the ideas of magnets to stick it to metal surfaces.

Remember to identify the objects too as a lot of places have policies about mystery packages and you don't want to cause undue fear of terrorism/bombs, etc

« Reply #59 on: August 12, 2012 08:52:05 PM »

I'm fine with extending, the more the merrier.  Grin

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