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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

"Hidden Art"




             Hi Everyone! I am finally back. It seems my computer is again fighting for it's life and since there is no money in our budget for a new one I figure I will pray and keep the computer defibrillator on hand in case it's heart gives out.

                                  So far so good.

I wanted to post this on Friday but couldn't. For a long time now I have toyed with the concept of "left" art....or maybe it's "street" art or perhaps "lost and found" art....I have no clue, but I have seen a few artists leave their work behind as a sweet surprise for the finder.

          One awesome example of this is one of my fave artists Slinkachu who leaves brilliant miniature scenes behind. He has a few books out which always seem to be out when I visit the book store. He is a sample of his work
                                    
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Isn't he brilliant?


                   Well, I wanted to do some "left behind" art...(geez I don't know what to call it) and chose to use rocks.


 I had the rock in my pocket when we walked by this place last year.



On closer inspection someone might notice a little something


Hmmm, is that a stone? but it looks like a bit of writing on it....


upon closer inspection a positive message for the finder.



While putting these on the blog I realized that I forgot to take a picture of the other side of the stone where I painted a design.


OK then, maybe next time.


We went to the beach. and there on this tiny beach lay a boulder. On top of the boulder I placed another rock


and took a picture


             I wondered who would pass by on a beautiful sunny day and notice this colorful stone waiting to be found     



and I wonder if when they turned it over and read the words...



would they smile?


again, another photography booboo... I forgot to take a picture of the rock further away. What can I say...I don't really have a photographer's instinct.

 These are my first attempts #1 and #2


In the future I plan to leave more and keep a record of the process on this blog.

Whatcha think?




20 comments:

  1. I think this is fantastic. What a great idea.

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  2. I think you are doing His work!!

    What a great way for God to arrange the right someone to come along at just the right time when they need to hear such a thing. Please do keep us posted!

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    1. Awwww bless your heart! Thank you Ma.

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  3. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!! Did you paint the second really colorful rock? It is outrageously cool!! Do you use regular craft paint? I was thinking of the girls, they would love rock painting. And this man's art, his found things, and then the way he puts something in them, I am going to his web site and look around for more inspiration. You really returned with a bang!!! I HOPE your computer problem gets fixed!!

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    1. Hi Ginny, thank you. I used acrylics and sharpies.

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  4. This is so very cool. You must check out my friend Deb's blog. This will give you an idea about how important the stones might be to someone.
    http://catbirdscout.blogspot.com/2013/05/trail-of-hearts.html

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    1. Hi Sally, thank you. I dropped by Deb's blog and her post is absolutely beautifully written. She is a great writer and I could actually see and feel what she was feeling that day. What an awesome gift. Thank you for directing me there!

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  5. I always feel a sense of renewed peaceful energy after a visit to your blog, Joanne. Thank you!

    Be well,
    xoRobyn

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  6. I think your "left" art is simply awesome! Very unique and cool.

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  7. What an awesome idea! Be sure to post these little bits of found art!

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  8. What a lovely idea and beautiful art. There is a facebook page I follow which is call Art Abandonment. Very cool concept where people leave art in public places for others to find. Just like you have

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  9. I love this idea also. I hope your computer keeps working because I think a lot of people are blessed by visiting your blog.

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  10. I love this idea. I have a thing for rocks, their color, shape, feel. I would be so excited to find one with a message! I enjoy your blog.
    Cynthia R
    Wisdomforasimplerlife@blogspot.com

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  11. I am in awe, beautiful generous idea and nicely carried out. Your rock might change someone's life for the better.

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  12. Hi Joanne. I can see why Sally made the connection she did between our two posts. I love these small stones you leave around, and would be over the moon if I were to find one in my wanderings. I'm glad to have found your blog as well.

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  13. First off love the artist as always that you find for us to see!

    I love the rocks with the hidden msg, such a blessing to anyone who comes along them!!

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