Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Free art...



Yesterday I did something that I've never done before.
I left some of my art in a public place for a stranger to find.
It wasn't my idea, it's the idea of Susan, one of my lovely fb friends.  She came up with the idea of leaving small works of art around in public places just for someone to find, she's been running this challenge on her blog since Valentines day, and I couldn't resist joining in with it.

So I decided to leave one of my 'chicks' somewhere in the city.  I had to got to pick up a print from the printers anyway so it was the perfect opportunity.  Should I leave it outside?  Should it be in an 'obvious' place?  It took me ages to decide, I even considered leaving it on a sculpture in the art gallery but I figured I might get told off for touching the art.
Eventually, with my tummy rumbling, I went for a bite to eat.



This was where I decided to leave it, on my table in fact.
I'd stuck my card to the back with my contact details, not for a thankyou, but more for if someone let me know they found it.  A rather cynical friend said 'it might end up in the bin' but that was a chance I was willing to take, because the feeling that you get from doing something so simple as this was so worth that chance.


So with my tummy content, I stood up, pushed in my chair and left my art...




hopefully it made someone smile because it did for me.

Rachelle x

6 comments:

Choka said...

I might have to start stalking you to see if you leave anything else, lol

Janie Husband said...

what a great idea to leave your art....i think i remember seeing this idea some time back.....by the way, the postman brought me the print i won from you......love it!!!!!! hugs

Susan said...

So glad you joined the challenge, Rachelle! At first it feels terrifying to leave something, like you're breaking all the rules...and then it becomes an adrenalin rush. You can absolutely make someone's day. xo

Blog 54 said...

I think this is a fantastic idea and some lucky person will have a piece of art in their bag that they can show other people...it would make my day if I was lucky enough to find something like this...keep leaving your chicks around...it'll be exciting to see if the finders get in touch...and start leaving them when you go to other towns as well...just brilliant!!

Creatively yours Fi said...

It wouldve made me smile for a week!! How gorgeous!!

SHARY said...

What a fantastic idea, I think I would have hid around a corner to see if someone took it!!!

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