Saturday, March 13, 2010

Some links you might be interested in checking out and another possible CHALLENGE.

Here's some interesting sites some of you might be interested in:

Art Techniques: ATC This is a blog with a lot of interesting information on it. Check it out when you have time to go back a ways into the posts.

Belinda has been around the art scene for a number of years. She's always been one of those very helpful artists. Crazy Art Girl's Musings: ATC 101 If you have been interested in ATCs, have done some but would like more information this is the place to check it out.

On another note, a comment Mary Helen made on the last post and my reply got me thinking about another challenge.

Hanging out the laundry, challenge
Participants use 3 feet of rope, that is used for clothes lines. They could attach as many clothespins to the line as they wanted. Each clothes pin would have whatever the participant wanted to expose/hang.
Say, one clothespin had an old recipe card with a picture of your great Auntie that made those famous cookies, or maybe you wanted the clothesline to represent a famous woman from history and what might be hung up to represent her life.

I guess I'm curious as to what we might hang up on this line, instead of clean sheets and undies. Things that would speak to us and others about who we are or who the person was that we were representing. Does that make sense to you?

I can see one line with the hopes and dreams from a young girl to another by a battered woman.
I can see one clothes line for Elizabeth the First.
I can see one clothes line for Elvie Schroyer.

And so on.

And, like all my challenges this is something that could have a June 1st deadline, photos on your on blogs and links sent to me for all to go check out.

Let me know if any of you are interested in this.

:)Bea Who couldn't stop creating if she tried.


  1. Clotheslines...they are disappearing in our culture and yes I would love to participate...messages...whispers... and my mind is already working at top speeds.... scary.... I have been researching Tibetian mandalas and Bora rings in Australia....Thank you for checking in....Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  2. Wonderful, Mary Helen. I'm excited about this challenge, too. :)Bea

  3. I'd love to do this, Bea. Thank you for thinking of it. Great idea.

  4. Excellent, now I'm very excited. :)Bea

  5. I"m in. I have almost always had a clothesline and love this challenge.

  6. Me too, I'm thinking, thinking.... Hmm, maybe..