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    Nov072007

    Found Art Book

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    Last Tuesday I left this little book in a  park bench as Found Art, it's a small journal, and I love the  idea of found art as a useful object. In my life I often look for "signs", the kind of signs that guide you when  you are not sure about something.  I always think these signs are supernatural in nature, but what if there's a way to leave some signs out there too? I mean, we can interpret things we encounter however we want, right? We can take it or dismiss it, and what would the one who found this thought about this sign? Maybe she/he has been thinking about writing poetry, a book, a short story? Or just starting a Journal, something that can be very insightful....Now there's no excuse not to start! Actually, I am SURE it will be found by the right person who was just waiting for this kind of thing to happen to them.
    There is some excellent news for Found Art Tuesday! there are two new and awesome! (sorry, I am a child of the 80's) participants this week:

     Jafabrit , an artist from Yellow Springs, Ohio. And ALSO from YS, Ohio: JafaGIRLart  These are two awesome (yes, awesome again... too much MTV!)  AWESOME artists with a great perspective on art and really fun too! And if you're wondering what's with the "jafa" thing, go visit their web sites! Also this week's Kathy's  book mark/art is AWESOME Dude!

    This is what we did yesterday afternoon:

     

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     CHRISTMAS COOKIES!  It's all Target's fault, they have all the Christmas decorations up and it's so contagious!

    Reader Comments (8)

    What a great idea...I sometimes over think things...I have a bunch of really small journals that I could have altered the front cover and bingo...found art!
    It is really exciting to have two more players!

    k
    November 8, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKathyl
    I had fun looking at how each of us interpreted your theme Rosa :) This is really cool! ( am a child of the sixties but I never liked the word groovy even back them LOL). Oh heck with it, groooooooooooooovy.
    November 8, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjafabrit
    yum, don't temp me with cookies!
    November 8, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterjafabrit
    Hi Rosa,
    I wish I lived in your city and had the chance to find some of your art. This is exactly the kind of stuff I love.

    I was really excited to work with another designer and brilliant collage artist--Barbara Hodgson. Have you seen her work?

    She has a new book out called Trading in Memories and it's a collage of the found art she's collected during her travels. The subtitle is Travels through a Scavenger's Favorite Places.

    She'd be exactly the type of person to find your little journal too. In the book she talks about going to bazaars and markets in search of old documents and journals.

    I helped build her website and there is a PDF excerpt at the below address--on the last page is a tarot card she discovered in a book she bought.
    http://www.tradinginmemories.com/ecard

    I think you're destine to know each other.

    http://www.tradinginmemories.com
    November 15, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMonique
    galletas!!!
    yo quiero!!!!!!!
    guardenle unas al tio Oc

    Besos para todos!
    Octavio
    November 28, 2007 | Unregistered Commenteroctavio
    I love this idea, since I'm always looking for signs from the universe myself. Now I want to leave some signs of my own.
    December 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterBridgit
    I love this idea and it has inspired me to leave some "found art" here in the New England area! A great resolution for 2008! Thanks!
    January 1, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterLaurie Star
    What a cool site; I'm looking forward to browsing through it.

    What kind of artsy stuff have you been up to in 2008?
    February 14, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDenise

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