Pinemom rocked by helping me acquire the velvet ropes, I swear, they made all the difference. I had a line one morning. A line!!!! I moved every single piece of art, save for a few I held back. I think we also had a good location this year.
This was my project last year* and since it is returning I thought I should introduce it yet again for the new folks.
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, sculptural art and trinkets found their way into the Home last year and then found new homes.
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 a beginner painter and not always pleased with my products. I also glean art from thrift stores and friends and family and yard sales.
I just put all the adoption cards from last year into albums, it was great to read over what went where and why, thanks to the eplayans who adopted and contributed! This project was so successful I had to ration out my original art, and I only had a handful of things which did not go to new homes. They're getting makeovers, hehehe.
For next year, I want a solar "closed" sign for night. This should be simple to acquire. Right now I'm rustling up new adoption card boxes, and more albums. I have 300 filled out cards in hand, yet I counted 400 on playa. Somewhere I've misplaced a stack of cards! And I need to label the full albums, perhaps add a small sign which says reading room or library.