So I’m heading to Mexico in a few hours, so I will not be updating for the next week and a half or so. So I have decided to leave you with a special project (besides finishing your Billy Murray poems, people!)
This weekend is the last 4 days (yes I celebrate 4 day weekends) of The Lifecatching project – a crowdsourced time caspule. They say it is the first one , but I’m pretty sure Yahoo did on a few years ago. ANYWAY, you take a picture that represents a moment of your life.
The picture must be taken in between 9/16-9/26. Take 3 photos of the people, places, or things that you’d want to hand yourself 5 years from now to bring you instantly back to this time in your life. Photos must be hi-res, in .jpg format and submitted in 3 separate emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For every photo submitted $1 will be donated to New York’s ConArtistGallery in support of their effort to expand their collective and workspace. Continue reading →
I have this very distinct memory from Kindergarten that my class was preparing for an art show. All of us were so excited about getting a chance to show our watercolor paintings to our parents in a proper venue (the school gymnasium). When I finally got to the art show, I noticed that all our pictures were slightly different. I had drawn a lone corn stalk as my painting, but now it had a farm in the background, roses next to my corn. I mean, none of our art was particularly amazing, but we were Kindergarteners! It wasn’t supposed to be good. I later found out that the teacher had recruited 5th graders to improve on our work to impress our parents. That had to break some unspoken rule of Elementary School.
Recently, I found three websites that instead of hiding the unrefined nature of children’s art, embrace it, transform it. Click the links for additional drawings!