July 30, 2008

Chicken stitcher

So... embroidered graffiti - have you done any? These are my feeble efforts. Pathetic, really. But you know, I'm just too much of a chicken to do anything, well, really cool! ;-)

So what I have done is make these little embroidered 'patches' which are stitched onto scraps of paper with a sticky foam thingy on the back. This way it can be attached almost anywhere, but be removed easily. By anyone who might not appreciate embroidery.

I have left these on a railing and a bench on a little promenade right next to where we live. Not the busiest place in the world, so I thought that would be a nice place to get my feet wet, so to speak.

I fantasize about putting these in the toilets at airports, but I haven't done so far. I either plum forget or don't have time (= courage).

There is another patch which is on a bench facing the Thames (in London), right behind the London Studios building. Or there was, anyway, who knows if anyone's removed it by now.

So, that's a little update on that. Not as much doing as I'd like. How about you?

16 comments:

  1. I am seriously gonna try this, its too cool! great inspiration---even your "chicken scratches" lol
    I forgot about this little adventure, thanks for the reminder!

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  2. Please don't feel that your efforts aren't great, because they are. They are not only great they are inspirational as well. I can't even explain how happy I would be to find these little art works around my town. Maybe I will make some today! Thank you for posting this and thank you for being brave enough to start to step outside of your comfortzone.

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  3. Too Cool! I live in a Very Wealthy 'hood - and there is a real sense of entitlement amongst many of the residents. I would love to do something like this, along with a note with something to the effect of "Money Isn't The Only Thing You Can Make."

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  4. Check out the Knittas at www.knittaplease.com

    Similar to what you're doing!

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  5. I'm a huge streetart fan! And embroidered streetart is even better! Would love to discover something like that one out in the world one day. Lovely. Keep it going!

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  6. I'd love to have a go at doing something like that.
    Maybe I'll make some to take to Vancouver for my holiday.
    Along with simple frazes like
    'Kent - the Garden of England' hehe
    So how did you make yours?
    As even though you feel they're not great I think you've started something cool ^^

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  7. you are an art guerilla!! Good on you grrl! I love art activism, besides this blog has just renewed my love of stitch...like Arni said... "I'll be back."

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  8. This is really cool. The world needs more of nice little happenings. I haven't done this, but I have left things, like art work from my student days, and jewelry that I am going to give to a rummage sale, out in an obvious spot near my apartment. It is so exciting to see that it is gone when I come home. I like to wonder about who took it; was it a nice surprise for them and where it is now. I imagine them waring the jewelry or the picture hanging on their wall.

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  9. So lovely!!! it´s a great idea! Y`d love to find something like this... so sweet and that reminds that there are still some really nice and sensitive people around this crazy world...
    anyway, here in Brazil I haven´t seen anything like this. Just once I participated on that thing with the books; do you remember? leaving a book with a message for a stranger?! But it was so isolated...
    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your attitude!!!

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  10. I think this is a great idea! You've totally inspired me. :)

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  11. Such a great idea!! I would love to find something like that.
    you have given me some inspriation, thankyou!!

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  12. I love this idea, it's brill, if I saw some stitched graffiti it would make me smile inside all day!!
    XXX

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  13. this is kind of like Pay it forward..it's a really nice idea!

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  14. Yep!

    http://sewdarncute.typepad.com/sew_darn_cute/2008/07/how-to-party.html

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  15. I'm in. This is such a cool idea.

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