Saturday, February 17, 2007

Panera Art

I had a fun time at Panera Bread today. After enjoying a warm bowl of soup, I made a few collage cards. Two I left at Panera as Found Art. One was left on the window sill. The other on the bulletin board in the back. I assume it will be an employee who will spot the postcard on the bulletin board knowing it's not supposed to be there. Thank you, whoever you are, for making and/or serving such wonderful food!

Whoever finds my art, I hope you enjoy it. Know it was made with joy and love.

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Peace, Love, and Joy to All

I've been making pieces of art from scrap wood pieces. I use acrylic and dimensional paint and sometimes a Sharpie or two. Here are three pieces of art I will be leaving somewhere between Stoughton and Boston in the next week or so. If you happen to find my art, I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Leaving Art in the City of Boston

If you've found art recently, I hope you have enjoy it. I've left art

• On the commuter rail and T trains
• Under the windshield wiper of someone's car
• On a ledge outside a building
• In a mailbox
• In an Improper Bostonian newspaper box
• As a bookmark in an Improper Bostonian left on a bench at the Back Bay station
• Posted on a sign showing the T routes at the Back Bay station
• And, if you happen to travel in and out of Boston, in the in-flight magazine on American Airlines planes

You never know where my art may turn up next!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

More Rocks

I painted more rocks today. I hope to leave them in and around Boston and Cambridge during this week. Because I put a sealant on them, they are a little shiny so it was hard to get a good picture. Here are a few of them, some with close ups.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Leaving Art in Boston

I've had such fun having art tucked away in my purse. I'm finally down to the last couple of tags I'd made ages ago.

That's time to make more art! Being in temporary housing, I haven't had a lot of art supplies available, but I took a tip from another found artist and painted up a few rocks. I had fun leaving them around Cambridge today, hopefully to be found tonight or tomorrow during the July 4th festivities. I have one more large rock I haven't left yet. I'll try and remember to take a photo of it before I leave it.

Since I'm in an apartment for the time being, I have to take my dogs out for walks a few times a day. This gives me plenty of opportunity to collect more rocks. I picked up a couple I have to remember where I put them. I'm not big on crowds, so I don't think I'll be going to the big fireworks display in Boston. Maybe I'll spend the day rock hunting and painting so that I have rocks to leave on the train this week.

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Arting on the Journey

I had a business trip in Boston this week. I have an envelop of art in my purse and was reminded to leave art every time I was in my purse. And, boy, did I leave a trail!

I left art in cabs, pockets in the airplane seats, tucked in the metal frame around the buttons on an elevator, in a phone book in the hotel room, on bulletin boards, on tables in restaurants, and even outside people's rooms at
the hotel.

The taxi driver I had on the way to the airport yesterday was very observant. I tucked a very small piece of art in the metal frame that holds up the plexiglass between the front and back seats. It was way in the corner very far from where he was sitting. When we got near the airport, he turned his head to look back at me to ask me
which airline I was flying out on. He caught a glimpse of the back of my piece of art which only had my handwriting on white. He tried reading it for a while and then asked me to hand it to him. I acted like I didn't know what he was talking about, and then said, "Oh this! I thought you had put this here." He held it in his hands for quite a while gazing at it when we were at a stop light.

I think my art made a difference ... at least with him.

Saturday, April 15, 2006

Leaving My Creations

I have quite a collection of Found Art I've created over the past few months. I have them in an envelope in my purse and, when I remember, I'm leaving pieces behind.

Last night I went out to eat at Applebee's to escape the heat. It has been unseasonably warm and I'm avoiding putting on the air conditioner since I know it won't last. The server we had was a very nice and friendly woman. I was planning on leaving her a piece of art with her tip, thinking that Applebee's had those wallet-type things that they put your check in. Foiled! They just bring your check to the table with a pen. Our server had clipped the pen on to the receipts. So, when I took my receipts, I replaced them with a piece of art. The receipt I had to leave with my signature was larger than the piece of art, so it completely covered it. She wouldn't have known she was left anything until she picked that up.

I've taken a few coasters from restaurants like Applebee's and Chili's and altered them. I decided to leave one of those behind, too. I didn't want someone clearing the table in a hurry to accidentally put it in the trash, so I left it in the little stand they have for salt, pepper, sugar, etc.

Today I went to Dairy Queen to beat the heat. I dropped one small piece of art in the box they have for comment cards. There were a lot of teens around because they were doing a car wash out front. One of the coasters I made had jeans on it, so I thought the teens might think that was cool. I left the coaster on one of the tables. I left one more piece of art on the stand where they display pictures of the cakes you can buy.

If you happen to have found one of my pieces of art, I hope you enjoy it. I'd love to hear how you found it. Were you surprised to see it sitting there?