Day 323: Water Bottle River

Plastic Bottles Art

River of Plastic Bottles

Blue and Green BottlesOn Sunday, we went back to my friend Kat’s school to hang up the water bottle river, the second art project we worked on Saturday with students from the school and their parents. It turned out so amazing! I love it so much!

To create it, we filled up the water bottles with a small amount of water and then added food coloring in different shades. Then we used yarn to attach the bottles to a net (this was tricky!). Finally, we turned the whole thing upside down and used zip ties to secure the net to the ceiling tile supports.

Kat, if you’re reading this, many congrats on these amazing projects, by the way! The students and families really seemed to love the projects and the end results of both of them were fantastic!

Day 58: Undone, Done — A Social Art Project

Head Undone

Tonight, I decided to do something really different and create a social art project that I’m calling “Undone, Done.”

The idea: I’ve created an unfinished drawing that I’m hoping other people will finish by adding a body, using the original image in a DIY project, editing it into a photo, etc.

Everyone is invited to participate! The only rule is that you’re not allowed to remove any of the lines in the drawing. However, you can add lines, color, textures or whatever else.

When you’re finished, send a jpeg of your work to me at makingmade at gmail dot com by Sunday, March 4, 2012. In your email, be sure to include the info you’d like me to include in your credit, such as your name and/or a link to your blog or website.

I’ll post all of the drawings next Monday. Note that if by some rare chance I get a ton of pieces, I’ll post the ten best, as well as my own finished drawing.

Let the games begin!

UPDATE: The deadline has been pushed back to Tuesday evening, 3/6 at 8pm!