Monday, September 9, 2013

Fun Monday Challenge #18 - A Scavenger Challenge

"Happy Feathers" collage by Lani, textures by FlyPaper.

This fun challenge is from Keri Smith's very fun book, The Pocket Scavenger.  (I do love her books and will enjoy posting some more challenges based on her work!)  So in this book she has us search for specific little everyday objects which we can then add to our book; things like feathers, circular things, leaves, transparent things, currency.  She has a page for you to adhere your objects and a page to write about these objects, and finally at the bottom of each page there's an additional art directive.  So here's your challenge.  Choose an object to find from the A list and choose a directive from the B list.  Combine them in one art piece.
A.
A Found Note
Something That Was Part of a Tree
Something That Was Discarded
An Image of an Elephant
A Postcard
B.
Turn it into a Pattern
Make it REALLY Funny
Add Tape
Add Eyes
Turn it into a Funny Character

Have fun and as always feel free to share your work or play on Instagram by adding #14SecretsChallenge to your description, or by adding your photo to our Flickr pool.

For an additional Scavenger Challenge see the Art Therapy Scavenger Hunt Art Challenge.

Post Script - If you are working with a group you can create your own "Pocket Scavenger Book" with a blank book, art directives on each page or two, and suggestions for alterations on the bottom of the pages.  Keri suggests you flip through the book and take a alteration prompt that suits you.  There are simple book structure instructions on my blog here.  We created "Wreck This Journal" Journals just like this in our 14 Secrets Yahoo Group and mailed them in a round robin.  That was definitely one of our favorite round robins.  It was lovely. 

Post Post Script - This collage was created with found feathers and the prompt to turn what I found into a funny character.

2 comments:

aka suska said...

Quite right, Lani! The Wreck this Journal was a wonderful round robin and I treasure mine.

I'd like to get into a routine of daily sketching/drawing. Lately I've been working on making journals and doing backgrounds, but not drawing much.

Since assemblage and collage are my two "go to" media, I use a lot of found objects in my work, especially things from nature. Hence I use a lot of acrylic medium to preserve these materials.

I'd like to share a video with you and your readers of someone who uses natural materials in huge paintings to heighten awareness of endangered species. But sadly, I've lost the link...
Hugs,
susanna

Lani Gerity said...

How intriguing! I must look, search, find!!!