PROJECT BROWN BAG

whimsical balloons by laura ruth Oh hello, friends. Things are heatin' up with Eat Drink Create right around the corner! The artsocial headquarters is a wonderful mess of balloons, goodie bag treasures, and name tag assembly lines. This event is going to be off the heezy! And I only bust out that phrase when I reeeeally mean it.

So while I don't have June's Project Brown Bag recap for ya quite yet, the PBB train must roll on. Louise of Laid Off Mom is hosting the final round of PBB - psst and there's a twist!! So head on over to Laid Off Mom for the deets and to sign up to be a contributor!

It's only the best collaborative art project around. No big deal.

Image: Whimsical Balloons by Laura Ruth.

PROJECT BROWN BAG // JUNE

summer vacation project brown bag It's here! A new Project Brown Bag! Get excited, friends. This month's theme is one that will surely inspire you like cray. Cray, I tell you.

June's theme is: SUMMER VACATION. This time of year always reminds me of my childhood - eating Otter Pops, running through the sprinkler, going to the "beach" aka Cherry Creek Reservoir. Summers are so magical... I could totally go for an Otter Pop right now. Louie-Bloo Raspberry.

What were your summer vacations like when you were a kid? Tell me... visually. Oh yeah, we're gettin' creative like that. Join myself and Laid Off Mom for the most awesome collaborative art project around. Here’s how it works:

01  The first 3 commenters to leave a “Hell YES” in the comment section will have the privilege of being our art contributors for the month.

02  Contributors will email me their mailing address and a 200 x 200 pixel image of themselves, to be used in a blog post. (Please send to artsocialonline@gmail.com)

03  I will mail an art canvas to the first person to comment, and brown paper bags & mailing labels to each contributor.

04  Based on the theme of the month, the first contributor will add their own interpretation of the theme onto the canvas, using whatever art supplies/medium they wish (within the allotted time limit: 2 days) then that person will insert the piece into the provided brown bag & mail it to the next contributor whose address is provided on the mailing labels. (You get the art piece, you add to it, you send it out)

05  Once the canvas has passed through each contributor, it will be mailed back to me, the host. The host may/may not make their own contribution to the piece, then they will blog about it the following month with an intro about all our artists.

After a full year of art projects, we can look back and enjoy the artwork that has passed through so many different talented hands throughout the country!

* all contributors will be providing the postage

** all contributors must live within the contiguous United States

There is no right or wrong way to decorate or add to the canvas. Create what you want with whatever supplies you have!  I’m a fan of confetti… that’s not required, but I’m just sayin. As long as the canvas fits into the bag, you are good to go.

READY? SET… COMMENT!!!

P.S. check out last month's finished art piece on Laid Off Mom today!

Image by artsocial.

PROJECT BROWN BAG: SPRING

project brown bag Spring was last month's theme for the monthly art collaboration Project Brown Bag, and holywow did this crew do a fabulous job!

Layers of bright colors, sunshine, flowers bursting from the canvas - spring has been captured y'all. And the quote! Oh guys. The quote is so beautiful I can't stand it.

LIVE TO THE POINT OF TEARS - CAMUS

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Isn't that the perfect quote for spring? When life is everywhere and the world is an abundance of flowers and opportunities! Okay, maybe that's just my interpretation... but spring makes it so easy to live and experience fully, don't you think?

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Great, great job ladies. You nailed it. High five to April's contributors: Sara, Alyssa, and Alyssa!

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What do you think? Did they capture spring?

Project Brown Bag is a monthly art collaboration hosted by artsocial and Laid Off Mom. Like pen pals only waaay cooler. Want more information? Heck yeah, check it out!

Images by artsocial.

PROJECT BROWN BAG

spring Spring is definitely my favorite season. Winter is a time to stay cozy inside, reading, resting, reflecting, and baking cookies. Spring though, spring is for doing. It brings a sense of possibility and I-can-do-it-ness. It makes me want to get out there and make shiz happen... and the fact that everything looks and smells amazing? Well that's an added bonus.

My crush on this season and my obsession with florals is why SPRING is this month's theme for Project Brown Bag. Hoorah! Ya ready to join myself and Laid Off Mom for the most awesome collaborative art project around? Yesss. Here’s how it works:

01  The first 3 commenters to leave a “Hell YES” in the comment section will have the privilege of being our art contributors for the month.

02  Contributors will email me their mailing address and a 200 x 200 pixel image of themselves, to be used in a blog post. (Please send to artsocialonline@gmail.com)

03  I will mail an art canvas to the first person to comment, and brown paper bags & mailing labels to each contributor.

04  Based on the theme of the month, the first contributor will add their own interpretation of the theme onto the canvas, using whatever art supplies/medium they wish (within the allotted time limit: 2 days) then that person will insert the piece into the provided brown bag & mail it to the next contributor whose address is provided on the mailing labels. (You get the art piece, you add to it, you send it out)

05  Once the canvas has passed through each contributor, it will be mailed back to me, the host. The host may/may not make their own contribution to the piece, then they will blog about it the following month with an intro about all our artists.

After a full year of art projects, we can look back and enjoy the artwork that has passed through so many different talented hands throughout the country!

* all contributors will be providing the postage

** all contributors must live within the contiguous United States

There is no right or wrong way to decorate or add to the canvas. Create what you want with whatever supplies you have!  I’m a fan of washi tape… that’s not required, but I’m just sayin. As long as the canvas fits into the bag, you are good to go.

READY? SET… COMMENT!!!

Good luck, friends!

Image by artsocial.

PROJECT BROWN BAG

project brown bag The monthly art project, Project Brown Bag, is getting GOOD, y'all. I got the final piece back from February's PBB contributors and was blown away. February's theme was celebrate. I'm so so impressed with the results. It's like each one of them knew exactly what to add to the canvas to make me fall in love with it. I mean pink poms? Glitter confetti? A CAT WEARING A PARTY HAT? Oh these ladies are good.

HUGE thank you to our contributors!!

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The canvas traveled from Amy to Lizzy to Lisa; Massachusetts to New York to Maryland. Well I think it's safe to say the East coast rocked PBB. What do you think?

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Louise of Laid Off Mom is hosting this month of Project Brown Bag, so head on over to her blog for more details + a chance to enter to be one of our art contributors! Go, go!

Images by artsocial.

PROJECT BROWN BAG

celebrate Last month, Louise of Laid Off Mom and I debuted a new monthly art project called Project Brown Bag - hollaa. January's group did an amaazing job. Guys, you are so dang talented.

It's time for another round of collaborative creation... ya ready? Here's how PBB works:

1.  The first 3 commenters to leave a “Hell YES” in the comment section will have the privilege of being our art contributors for the month.

2.  Contributors will email the host their mailing address and a 200 x 200 pixel image of themselves, to be used in a blog post.

3.  Either Louise or myself (whoever the host is for the month) will mail out a brown paper bag, an art canvas (to the first person to comment), & mailing labels to each contributor.

4.  Based on the theme of the month, the first contributor will “add” their own interpretation of the theme onto the canvas, using whatever art supplies/medium they wish (within the allotted time limit: 2 days) then that person will insert the piece into the provided brown bag & mail it to the next contributor whose address is provided on the mailing labels. (You get the art piece, you add to it, you send it out)

5.  Once the canvas has passed through each contributor, it will be mailed back to the host. The host may/may not make their own contribution to the piece, then they will blog about it the following month with an intro about all our artists.

6.  After a full year of art projects, we can look back and enjoy the artwork that has passed through so many different talented hands throughout the country!

* all contributors will be providing the postage

** all contributors must live within the contiguous United States

There is no right or wrong way to embellish or add to the canvas. Create what you want with whatever supplies you have!  I'm a fan of gold spray paint... that's not required, but I'm just sayin. As long as the canvas fits into the bag, you are good to go!

Ok, are you ready to get creative PBB-style? February’s theme is: CELEBRATE. Valentine's Day is coming, my birthday is almost here, my new site design is nearly complete... ahhh! Let's celebrate, huh?

Host – Erin

READY? SET… COMMENT!!!

 

Image by artsocial.

PROJECT BROWN BAG

tim-walker Friends. Are you ready to get creative? You know I am. Well, me and Louise of Laid Off Mom have created one awesomely creative project for you guys, called Project Brown Bag. Get excited. Here's the gist:

We'll mail out a brown paper bag, art medium, and mailing labels to three people. Based on the theme of the month - psst January's theme is renewal - the first contributor will add their own interpretation of the theme onto the medium, using whatever art supplies they wish, then that person will put the piece into the provided brown bag and mail it to the next contributor (whose address is provided on the mailing labels). Once the art piece has passed through each contributor, it will be mailed back to us. Then we will blog all about your rad creations the following month.

That Louise has got some great ideas, eh? She's hosting this month of Project Brown Bag, so head over to her blog for more details and to enter to be one of our art contributors!! Wahoo!

 

Image by huckleberryyy found here.