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

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.


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

Image by artsocial.