Wednesday, August 30, 2006

New Stuff

I'm a little late getting this post done. I left these two pieces a few days ago and didn't take time to post them. The first one has an origami kimono/shirt and says "Put on a garment of praise". I left it in my locker at the Y and two days later it was still there. I moved it to the curtained changing room and the next time it was gone. The other piece is done with a tin can lid for a frame. I found the little boy with the popsicle and green tongue and it just said summer to me, so I put letter beads that say "summer" on the hanger. I left it at a Texaco station, on the gas pump. People need a little something to cheer them up at the gas pump these days.
Enjoy your summer!
(Having trouble getting the second photo to load. Will try later)

Monday, August 21, 2006

Drive-in Theater Art

Saturday night we went to a local drive-in theater called the Hi-way 50 Drive-in and I left this piece in the restroom. I designed the wings and altered the girl's photo and put them together with the type on Photoshop. Then I painted the background and mounted it and attached a piece of yellow netting using the letter pieces. "Recapture Your Imagination" just seemed to fit.
We saw Talledaga Nights and it was good for a few chuckles. The children in the movie were very rude and crude and that was disturbing, but by the end they cleaned up their act. The second feature was Snakes on a Plane. We left after 10 minutes of that. It was a pretty far-fetched plot. Not worth staying up until 1:00 in the morning to see.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

New Postcard

This is one of my new postcards (from a small painting I did for my son). I showed my kids and a friend and it made them laugh so it has been added to my found art box I keep in the car.

Hello you all

Just new here like to see all the nice things your are all making .

Put somethings of myself some ATC's made from scraps of needlefelt ,silk cotton.

some more tings to see on

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


Originally uploaded by arlee.
I'm a textile artist from BC Canada who "found" Found Art just today! I've participated in exchanges and shows of many types over the past 20 years, but never thought of this little gem of an idea to "share the wealth" so freely :}

My first piece to go out with no restrictions (like price, size or show criteria:}) can be seen on my "other" blog at My main work is "documented" at

Monday, August 07, 2006


Here are some rocks I found while kayaking yesterday. I covered a couple of them with whiteout and drew on them with a graphite pencil and colored pencils. The colorful one had a hole so I put a colorful yarn through it and a tag. I'll probably leave it at the Y today.

Survived the Kayaking!

I made it home in one piece. Hallelujah! Just enough white water adventure for a 47 year old. There were 11 of us in our group; my husband and I along with 9 others ranging in age from 15 to 25. We kept up with them and amazingly we are not too sore today.
Here is a photo of the pieces that I made in the car on the way. I forgot to take some with me when we went kayaking so the only ones that got left were the one on the left and the one on the right. The other photo is of the elk with one hanging on his antler. Sorry it's a bit blurry. I was trying to take the picture from my car without looking too conspicuous. The other two pieces will probably be left in Columbia somewhere since I'm not planning to go anywhere else soon.
Be blessed.

Chattanooga Found Art

Well, I am in Chattanooga, TN visiting my son and daughter-in-law and we have just come back from eating dinner at Macaroni Grill. I left an art piece in the restroom on the hook in the stall. After dinner we went to the Sportsman's Warehouse and out in front there were some sculptures of a deer and an elk. I left a piece hanging on the elk's antler. I also have two other pieces that I made on the way here that I will leave somewhere tomorrow. We are going kayaking on the Hiawassee River I think. I don't have a way to post the pictures while I am here so I will post them when I get home.
Have a blessed day! (Written Saturday, August 5)

Friday, August 04, 2006

Group Session

Four of us got together today to do some creative play and make some little art creations to leave around our village of Yellow Springs Ohio. I did the first face (a mixture of collage and acrylic) the clown face is acrylic painting and the eye stone is all decoupage. I also made some goodluck evil eye (nazar bonjuk) bones. To see more examples of found art visit here.