Tonight I went to a meeting with a bunch of other artists, poets, performers and sculptors, about a great new project that's launching next month in Peterborough: Find Me, Keep Me, organised in conjunction with Creative Peterborough, and with funding from the Arts Council England. The idea is we all create a piece of art and leave it somewhere in the city for people to find. Tonight we divided into groups and discussed what we would do, and how we would promote it. Very exciting and I can't wait to get started! If you follow my other blog, you'll see I love to hide bits of art in places for people to find already. At university I used to hide drawings or poetry in parks, fastened in jars, hidden in trees or under benches. It's going to be so great to do this with a group of other creative lovely people. Only 4 weeks to create, promote and hide, so I'd better get planning. :-)
It's about time I shared some of my 365 day project on here as well, seeing as it's nearly March!
This has been an excellent project so far, even though some days I've fallen off the wagon and had to play catch-up. It's worked like a journal, so when I flick back I can remember what I was up to at the time. The first few days were hard whilst I struggled to get over the 'mustn't ruin the new sketchbook' hang-up, now I love it. Some sketches are rubbish but other days I produce something I'd really love to take further, so it's completely worth it. :-)
Lastly, if you're intrigued by the concept of found things, you might find this book interesting: