Sunday, July 3, 2011

okay a FL-ART (flash art mob) of ONE... One is the lonliest number

that you'll ever know....NOT!  I love being solo - so didn't have a problem once I got myself there. I did have to talk myself into going once I knew my one friend wasn't going to show - I have only painted on the streets in Key West, and no one notices you as being different there.  I am a loner, my mother says I am the socialist loner she knows.  Out and about I am front and center.  I prefer to be alone though.  I work all day with the public and when my day is done, I am done.  So, I have had this idea of a FLASH ART MOB...I don't have a huge facebook following - my close friends and my kids all live at least an hour away but hey... time to stretch my comfort zone!  So I posted it on facebook.  FL-art today...Flash-art mob...bring paint, pencils, crayons, whatever let's do art in the streets.  Kind of what I did in Key West but that was structured.  So, I was a FL-ART mob of ONE.  I had fun, focused on my sketching...chatted with passer byers - one woman literally fell in my lap (I was on a curb mind you).  She was cycling with her husband and just got new shoe holder things on the pedals...they went to stop at the corner I was at and she couldn't get her foot out - BAM, down she went right in my lap.  She was banged up pretty good, I was fine.  My biggest supporter, my husband Mark, came to meet me for lunch there.  He had no idea what I was up to but I texted him to meet me in Old Town I was trying to generate a FL-Art.  You can only imagine his confusion...but he showed up!  WE had a great lunch - I rode most of the way back to his work and then continued on down the road with my paints in my saddle bags!  Great day.  Maybe next time someone will show up!
old town Fl-art mob 2011 - solo
Anyways, thanks for stopping and letting me share with all you talented Sunday Sketchers!!! Thanks to Sophia for hosting!!!  Let me know if you try a Fl-art...thanks to those of you that knew I was going out and would have been there if you lived here!!!!
cheers, HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!  I AM PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN...couldn't have done this on too many corners on this earth!
dana

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21 comments:

Ann's Art said...

Love the fact you went out and had a go! As you say it is nice to be alone sometimes....actually think you were meant to be there at that time to help the lady with the bike.....ann.

craftattack said...

Well done for going it alone. It's a great idea, perhaps I will try this some day too. Happy July 4th, and you can really proud that you are YOU! Hugs, Valerie

Heather said...

wow, good for you. how fantastic and courageous of you....i wish i was in FL, i would have come to your flash mob! good for you!

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

thanks Ladies!!!! In fact when I left the house I took a deep breath and said courage!

Lenora said...

fun! why not?!

Melisa said...

I'd have been there! I've never been brave enough to do it alone but might could have managed it with a friend. But I don't have any local friends who sketch. Looks like you had a good time anyway, and a very successful sketch of old town.

Incipient Wings said...

good for you Dana,
sounds like you had fun!

Joni Nickrent said...

One can sometimes be a perfect number! Rock it! Happy Sunday Sketches!

Christine said...

good for you and nice artwork you produced too!

Ann said...

YOU ARE SO FABULOUS!!!!!!!
LOVE YOUR ART YOU DID!!!!
I CAN'T DRAW AT ALL..BUT IF i WERE THERE,AND NOT IN cALIF..i'D HAVE GONE AND SAT WITH YOU!!!!

Sophia said...

Alone/Me time is always good and glad you were able to grab some of that! :) Happy 4th!! :)

Jehanne's doodles said...

Oh you are so brave!! Well done!

Kristin Dudish said...

You are so cool... seriously.
I love this and if I lived anywhere close to Lansing I would totally have been there!!! (I would have even helped you catch some bike riders! hee hee)

So. much. fun.

Have a great 4th :)

xo
Kristin

Debbie said...

what a great idea! I only wish I lived close by so I could have joined you. Great sketch too!

Penny said...

Sorry to hear your Flash art mob was a bust this time - but don't give up - you'll get people pumped about it soon. (The holiday weekend may have been to blame - people having other engagements)

Love your picture.

Hugs,
Penny

Marlene said...

I would have loved to have joined you had I lived anywhere near. Sounds like a fabulous, fun time. Love the picture you produced so it was time well spent.

My Style Canvas said...

I don't live anywhere Fl., but honestly I think that is such a cool idea, and I love that you were a flash mob of one. Odds are you won't be next time. Just reach out to some local press. They love stuff like that. And I'd know. I'm a newspaper editor.

Tammie said...

sketching in town sounds like a fun thing to do. I may have to give it a go.

Theresa said...

Glad you had a chance to celebrate the 4th! Lovely artwork. Have a great week! Theresa

lissa said...

oh, I would be not brave enough to paint right on the streets. I fear I might make a mistake and won't know how to fix it but it's nice to know you could.

have a lovely day.

A Dancing Mango said...

Hi Dana,
yes, going it alone takes courage! Bravo!
Also, I will be moving to Florida soon, (I think not positive yet)..
Nice to see you again! ♥

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