Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Lost Critter Project



photo borrowed from the Ian's Blog

If you're in Downtown Apex NC this week, you can hunt for critters made by artist, Ian Sands and his crew of High school Students. Yes, this art teach actually inspires kids to volunteer for projects over the summer. (you can read the article by clicking here.)

They made 500 foam board critters, each hidden around town and carrying instructions regarding which Downtown business the critter should be returned. When returned, the founder is rewarded with a sucker, a kit-kat or various other treats. This is an interactive public art project intended to promote local business.

Isn't that the most creative and fun thing you've ever heard of?!?

Anyway, since Ian is a friend and Critique buddy of mine, I have an idea to bring this interactive art to our blogs. I have to work out the details, but keep your eyes peeled. I'm thinking of calling it "Critter Around the World" or "Critter's Adventure in Blogland" or something like that. (much akin to a Flat Stanley kind of thing) I would need you blog owners to participate, or it wouldn't be any good.

Details to come. . . .

14 comments:

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, count me in! I love Ian Sands! Never met him in person, but I bought his DinoCow on Etsy and its hanging in my house!

Kelly said...

Cute idea, I hope he can do this in cities across the US!

PJ Hoover said...

It's amazing and cute! I love it!

MG Higgins said...

What a great idea. Keep us posted!

C.R. Evers said...

Corey, That is so cool! I love the Dinocow!

Kelly, If things work out . . . a critter may come to visit you! :0)

PJ, yep, pretty ingenious!

MG, I sure will! Hopefully soon.

Solvang Sherrie said...

I'm intrigued... =)

C.R. Evers said...

YaY! Sherrie! Glad to hear your intriqued! :0)

Christina Farley said...

I love it! What a great idea. And they are so cute.

Kelly H-Y said...

I love it! Fantastic idea!!!

Shelli said...

fun!

~Aimee States said...

Count me in!

Jean said...

Sounds like fun. Keep us posted.

Jean
http://www.jeanmatthewhallwords.blogspot.com

Angela said...

What a great idea! Sounds like a lot of fun.

Carrie Harris said...

That's an ADORABLE idea.