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Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby AntiM » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:21 am

Might as well get this party started!

Established in 2005, Anti M's Home for Wayward Art is a place for small art, medium art, amateur art, but especially Bad Art, Lost Art, Found Art, Art which Needs a Good Spanking, and of course, Wayward Art. This is not a gallery, it is more like juvenile detention for art, an orphanage, a half-way house for misfit art. All art in the Home is up for adoption, all the prospective new parent needs to do is fill out a small adoption form and clip it to the Home in place of their newfound art darling. Art may also be committed to the Home, just put it securely in place and say good-bye. While the emphasis is on visual art such as paintings, drawings and photos, other mediums such as sculptural art, jewelry, and trinkets found their way into the Home to be scooped up and loved. Costumes, MOOP, food, and your abandoned sign too bulky to haul around are not within the parameters, thank you. If you are donating many items, do leave them in the back, in the shade structure with a note.

Why? I love to paint, I love to do miniatures, I love to give things away. Based on the concepts of art and gifting, I came up with the Home. Why Bad Art? While I am quite good at miniatures, I am not always pleased with my products. I also glean art from thrift stores and friends and family and yard sales. Some of the most fabulous donated pieces have been dumpster diving finds.


Basically, you drop by the gallery during daytime hours. See art you like? Follow the instructions and adopt it. Forever. Have art which needs adopting? Leave it hanging (securely) on the Home, or bring it around back to me so I can curate it. This is NOT a take one leave one deal. You want art? Have some.

Non-moopy sturdy art is best. People leave me heartfelt cute little on the spot drawings all the time, and those suffer badly on the Home. Makes me sad.

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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:26 am

Is it possible to enquire about the fate of an item sent to you for re-homing? I know not everybody fills out those adoption cards, but if someone did, I'm really curious as to their reasoning.
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby Ratty » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:58 am

Yeah. Who fell in love with those velvet village paintings that had skeletons floating down the river? Or the crudely done creepy clown .
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby AntiM » Fri Oct 17, 2014 10:31 am

The cards are still out in the art box. I can look through them, but the problem is adopters do not always leave a good description or tell us the name of the art. Now and then, they don't even do the card.

I still do not have the cards from last year in an album. Finding 500 slot photo albums is really becoming difficult. I do not want to scan them all, or "scrap book" them. Argh. I do not want to go to a register either. Sigh.
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Fri Oct 17, 2014 11:11 pm

AntiM wrote: ... Finding 500 slot photo albums is really becoming difficult. ...


What dimension slots? 4x6"?
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Oct 18, 2014 10:45 am

It's index cards, I think 3 by 5.
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby AntiM » Sun Oct 19, 2014 5:57 am

Yes, 3x5. I find them in thrift shops, yard sales or ebay now, none of the craft shops carry them anymore.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Oct 19, 2014 9:09 am

I don't suppose that you can get the pages and just add them to any album...
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby AntiM » Mon Oct 20, 2014 6:01 am

Photo pages rarely fit random albums. I did find some online, so I guess I should get a few all at once. Last year's cards are in plastic bags on the floor, this year's are still in the art bins.
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby AntiM » Wed Oct 29, 2014 6:20 pm

I got the 2013 cards into an album and off my kitchen floor. Found albums which hold 504 cards. I had 691, as usual, about a dozen without any clue as to what the piece was. I put the extras in a bag and clipped it into the front of the album.

Now I have to go get the 2014 cards out of the bins on the patio. Yep.
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Oct 29, 2014 8:35 pm

Made off with 4 abandoned drawings of skulls from the interaction part of the skulls exhibit at the Academy of Sciences.
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby Ratty » Thu Oct 30, 2014 12:16 am

Grave robber?!
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby tamarakay » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:26 am

so far ive got two pieces painted for you. I'm on the look out for a large frame for one, and the other needs some sort of box cover. It has paint chips/cardboard pieces/jewels glued on that i'm afraid will come off out there without protection.
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Postby tamarakay » Thu Oct 30, 2014 5:47 am

Image

Can't really see the chips and their texture/thickness. I'm thinking like a shadow box maybe.
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby AntiM » Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:50 am

A shadowbox would look amazing, but they are not inexpensive, depends on her size. I have a few small ones, I think.

You could always go with industrial cling wrap. I wrap my paintings so the paint does not stick together. A couple of yours did stick, they'd slid out of their wrappers. Wax paper and breadbags are good protection.
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby leighclinton » Tue Nov 04, 2014 11:53 pm

What kind of materials you are pasting on your art taramakay. Is that indegenous?

But anyway it looks good even the face is broken.

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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby tamarakay » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:41 am

Her face was painted on the back of a pizza box, the pearls are from a busted necklace, and the color stuff is what you scrape off your plastic plate when you are done painting and it dries.

And it is what my brain feels like since I started painting, knitting, and dyeing silk. Thanks angela, doc and barbie death camp for getting me started down this road!
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby AntiM » Wed Nov 05, 2014 7:52 pm

Perfection. Pizzapearlfection.
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby Melonblue » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:12 am

I've been cleaning out my garage over the past couple of weekends. Tidying up so I can have enough space to work on a couple of art projects intended for the space around my camp or the playa (should I be so lucky).

My sister decided to add to my garage.....by dropping off a few pieces of art from a failed business venture she started in the summer.

In this box of random stuff, were two fiberglass stingrays. A small one (perfect for transport) about the size of a large serving dish and the other about the size of a small coffee table.

I've started to sand them down to get them in good shape for priming. They are totally ridiculous. I cannot think of why she bought these. (It was a tropical themed restaurant....in Victoria BC)

So taking my baby sister's disappointment, and one more notch of her life experience belt, and all her good intentions of her wanting to be her own boss (who doesn't) these silly stingrays were demanding transformation from the dusty lifeless painful reminder that we don't always get what we want; into something...ANYTHING else.

I'm painting the small one with geometric shapes in bright primary colours with acrylic, glaze, inks and mica.
I'll also be adding some small mirror shards (safely sanded) to add reflective light to the curves to its eyes.

I thought this might a perfect project for the Home for Wayward Art. The piece is small enough to pack in a car, it's pretty flat (the tail might cause some issues, but I think I have a solution for that if need be)


Anyways sorry for the giant ramble...I'm on the bus heading to work and I was thinking about what I was gifting this year, and it occurred to me that I wanted this piece to find a good home too.


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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby tamarakay » Wed Dec 03, 2014 8:20 am

Bottle caps work well as paint also. Flatten them with a hammer and then use them like pixels. A stingray would look awesome done up in caps!
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby AntiM » Wed Dec 03, 2014 1:43 pm

Stingrays are awesome! I love the concept.
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby Melonblue » Wed Dec 03, 2014 9:24 pm

TK that's a great idea, I've never worked with bottlecaps before - might have to give that a go! Thinking something pared with BC driftwood. A bit of ocean coast art meets industrial reclaimed metal. Wheels in my head are turning.

here's the Stingray in progress - still laying the first coat so it looks grainy and splotchy in its transparentness (so a word)
There's still many more layers to deepen the hue and shadows to lay in and some highlights and the mirrors. So plenty more work be done. But here's stage one! (I hope sharing the progress is alright!)

It's very silly. But I'm having a lot of fun laying the base. It'll be bright and garish! I've picked up some Indian Shisha mirrors to drill in and inlay into it's body to represent the white spots that Manta Rays have.

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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby AntiM » Wed Dec 03, 2014 10:07 pm

I LOVE IT!!!!

It's soooo fluffy! I could die!
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby Ratty » Thu Dec 04, 2014 12:44 am

It's great. You are truly an artist.


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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby Melonblue » Tue Dec 30, 2014 12:17 pm

It's complete! just waiting on clear topcoats to dry.
Wetness is causing some glareback and shape warping in photos - but it's high gloss...so I doubt it will settle much when dry

It was a fun art project :) Can't wait to see it dusty!
Hope it finds a good home.

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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby tamarakay » Tue Dec 30, 2014 1:45 pm

Um, m? Can I dibs this?

That is completely awesome
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby Melonblue » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:09 pm

Second Ray! (this one is much bigger...I didn't plan this well) :) Transport will be a challenge!!!! May have to alter the tail >_<

In progress, lost the light about 4pm - completion still to come

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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby AntiM » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:20 am

Wow!
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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby tamarakay » Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:43 am

Wow!
When the only tool you got is a hammer, every problem looks like a hippie.

Mmmmmm I love the smell of Burning Man - Token

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Re: Anti M's Home for Wayward Art 2015

Postby lucky420 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:56 am

beautiful!
Oh my god, it's HUGE!


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