The Mystery Project: Part 1

Last month, I signed up for Art House Co-op’s Mystery Project. The directions were simple enough. You sign up, and this is what happens:

Every participant will receive a mystery project kit, which includes a free Prismacolor Brush / Fine Art Marker in a surprise color and a secret theme to guide your work. Create a token of inspiration using the tools in your kit — it could be a drawing, a zine, a sculpture, or a collage — then install it in a public place for a stranger to discover.

I thought to myself “Hell, I already do this with my crocheting, sign me up!” I put my name in, and two weeks later I got a nice little package in the mail.

Ok, so I’ll make a small confession here…as much fun as this project sounded, there was a selfish reason for signing up too: they send you a FREE Prismacolor art marker. Those suckers are expensive, yo…we’re talking like $3.50 a pop. You could buy an entire box of Crayolas for that kind of money, but oh what a pretty pretty marker it is:

I won’t be using the marker to its full potential for this particular project (I had other things in mind), but hey, I scored a free Prismacolor art marker to add to my art supply stash! Woohoo! Anyway, so I’ve got the marker, and my theme was “lines were drawn”…I got my crochet hooks going, and added a new ingredient to the mix:

…and made a couple of things to be dropped off somewhere:

“BUT THE MARKER??” you might say. “They sent you a freakin’ free marker, why didn’t you use it??” Don’t you worry, I did. My theme was “lines were drawn,” so while it was a loose interpretation, I drew some lines nonetheless.

BOOM. Line drawings.

Nothing too fancy, but simple enough for me to make multiple items in a short amount of time, have fun with it, and be able to leave them behind with ease. 🙂

Some were on the sweet side:

And the rest were geeky:

Of course I had to pair the fishie with an Aquaman card. 😀

And with these doohickeys in tow, I set off to leave them around town!

I’ve only dropped off 3 of the 7 that I’ve made so far. Stay tuned to my twitter if you want to try to hunt for the other 4! 🙂


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