First things first, this is a secret. So, shhhhhhh!
I know, the internet is the very worst place to post a secret... but more on that later.
So I made these collages. They're just small. Around 3". They are made with scraps of paper and words
cut out of the most fantastic old trashy book which is crammed with
BUT... there's more to this story than just 6 little collages. You knew that.
A year or so ago I left some tiny books around my town for strangers to
find. A very short while ago, I left some toadstools. Then, on Sunday,
one of my favourite arty fellas, Michael DeMeng, started a facebook group for creative folks to post their art abandoning missions and I was inspired to do it all over again.
So those 6 little collages were packaged up, ready to be given up to the fates to find their rightful owners.
This time (unlike the other items which had had no contact information
at all) there is a tag on the package which includes an email address that
the finder can write to, revealing the fate of the little gifts. There
is no name or other telling information... just an email addy and the
promise that the message will be passed along.
While placing one
of the packages last night a storm was quickly blowing in. There was
literally forks of lightning in the sky that stopped me in my tracks,
but being totally brave, and not a scaredy cat at all, the package was
It didn't take long before I got a message from the finder of that package!
Part of it reads: "I am an artist as well and currently trying to find
my way back to my artistic roots. Ironically I was just taking a break
from cleaning out my "studio"...and voila! A gift. It couldn't have been
timed any better. The element of surprise and the joy of having faith
in the universe."
Please consider doing this... just once. Make something and leave it to the fates to find its home. You'll be amazed at how good it is for the soul.
Back to the secret stuff. I know some of you live close by. Please, if you happen to know someone who finds one of these packages, DON'T tell them who it's from. I'd keep it to myself but I'm hoping that sharing these types of posts will inspire others to do the same.
Now, get out there and abandon some art!
In case you're interested, here's a better look at all of the collages....
Hey! You made it all the way to the end! Happy mid-summer to you and yours. I hope you're blessed with the most magical fairy filled night. Check back tomorrow for photos of our celebrations :)