Wednesday, May 30, 2012

studio night mystery

i love the idea of giving away art in public places. planting atcs, doing art scavenger hunts- the idea that someone could happen upon a piece of art and what that could mean to them is just so cool. i get that it might not matter, but it could.
so when i saw this i had to play-

The Mystery Project

What happens when you make a stranger's day?
This week's final free project in the 10 x 10 Series is a collaboration with our friends at Prismacolor. The Mystery Project challenges artists to experiment with the unexpected. Every participant will receive a mystery project kit, which includes a free Prismacolor Brush l Fine Art Marker in a surprise color and a secret theme to guide your work. Create a token of inspiration using the tools in your kit — it could be a drawing, a zine, a sculpture, or a collage — then install it in a public place for a stranger to discover. Just remember to document your mystery project and send us a photograph! We'll share your creative surprises with the entire community online.

i posted on my great wide open art facebook pagepam decided she wanted to play too. we got really different "kits"- i got a bizarre theme and yellow

pam got a fairly straightforward theme and blue

we both thought we had plenty of time to finish (and probably did when we signed up), but talked before she went out of town and had a "no, no time left" moment.

luckily, studio night moved to wed this week, i noticed pam was in town (thank you facebook), she was glad to come over and play. and remind me that we had to have these done, um, tomorrow.......

pam was gracious enough to provide the substrate, tho bc i am not used to working on paper (it always warps bc i layer too much, use too much wet stuff, etc.) i was trepiditious. but it worked out great-

as pam said " yours looks like you and mine looks like me" :)



so, boise, look for random art tomorrow :) and thanks pam! fun night!


Pam McKnight said...

thanks MK! Great blog post! great fun and it will be fun hiding and documenting them tomorrow.

Barb said...

I wish I was in Boise discovering art! How fun!

Postcards from Wildwood said...

Lovely idea! I wonder where they are now!