Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Elflog - update, and a drawing.


On Monday, I placed a piece of Real Small Art in a plastic bag on the shelf. My rondo (collage on a small CD) was still there. Today, the RSA is gone, the piece of marble is there, as is the rondo. I'm thinking that the shelf needs to have it's activity become more interactive with the "public" meaning not just my putting things there and having them removed. I'd like other people to feel inspired to leave things, like when wire writer was leaving words. To this end, I'm asking you for help. Please leave me your ideas over the next 7 days on how I can encourage participation. At the end of that time, I will put the names of the people who left comments in a "hat" and draw one name. That person will receive one of my min-totes. Be sure to leave me a way to reach you, so that I can get your land mail address if you're the winner. Thanks in advance for your assistance with this.

4 comments:

NE farm wife said...

Why not ask people to take one item and leave two. That way it could be more interesting and interactive.

Andrea said...

How about an "Instruction Notice" crayoned up? "You too can leave fun stuff for people to find..." Or "Your Pole Needs YOU!!!"

How's your teeth??!

MBirch said...

i was riding my bike down grove and saw the shelf! i was so excited to discover it. i didn't know its location before. i don't know if the basket was your addition but there seemed to be more things on it. mostly flowers. i think some sort of sign might encourage people to leave something. i left something and i can't wait to start participating more now that i know where it is.

Barbara said...

How 'bout the ol' surrealist "Exquisite Corpse" game...where you draw a head and the start of a neck and the next person puts a torso, and so on, folding over the paper each time...I guess you'd have to put up some specific instruction and attach a pencil with string so it wouldn't travel. the finished drawing could be photocopied (maybe 10 copies or so), & then left on the shelf under a weight.