Friday, October 30, 2015

Found Art Friday #186

Dear Ones,
Don't you feel lucky to have lived through the old halloween, that was less corpulent-corporation and more, well, creative and in the murk with tape and glue and staples?
(like) Halloween Guy - from Friend in the Bay Area

Art Ranger feels close to the ground while some may have their head in the cloud:

Sidewalk encounter: Paso Robles
One Halloween, the neighbors placed arms and legs on their barbeque grill.  A man who didn't say a word, but sat on his front porch stonefaced like a charred wax-musuem figure, was most frightening of all;  while windows spooked out music with curtains adrift in the wind.
banana arabesque in Corral de Tierra
A most unusual parkinglot surprise of the squashed abandoned kind:  a vegetable that badly needs its butter.

Cone Patina discourages candy corn comparison
This week, a found quote from boy student regarding ocean health: how long does plastic take to break down? ..."... a llllllong.... ass.... time ....".  Hope you have a sweet week that also includes some sweating.  Please send your beads of it to: and we will appreciate the freshness.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Found Art Friday 185

Dear ones,
We are back from the actual Homeland, which is  of course Inspiration.  Our beloved rectangle of Colorado has gotten very full of people now.   
Stray moments for you:
Cause for pause - isn't it just right?  El Camino rolls right off the tongue.
 After coughing too much, Art Ranger found her dream car in the humanbody-repair parking lot.    Included in the siting are instant memories of shag carpet colors from our 1970's childhood along with a polyester music teacher with a hand-hemmed grandmother-mint green leisure suit.  

We are please to see that our diaspora of art thinkers have responded with images:
 Bonnie Hotz on a walk outside Salinas.  What is it about abandoned single items that gets so  ...  ?

And a Tar Whale swims its way across our surfaces:
Witnessed by Normi Burke on foot

Urban Effort Rhythms noticed by Tyler Blik
Despite all the clicks and likes, we still do like to inform one another physically.

Art Ranger hardly ever finds "news", to be as beautiful and inspiring as this:
"Kayaktivists" who may have helped Shell Oil to not drill the arctic.
Until we meet again, in person or in "inbox", please send your findings to 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Found Art Friday

Dear ones,
Sometimes you slip off the map.  Last week we were briefly in the big(NYC)city, for a planned Art Performance; we reconnected with some great friends as well as the objects called umbrellas that we haven't touched in years. Some things stood out of the too muchness:
In kids Hallway of Metropolitan Museum by a 10 yr. old named Matthew Wong
Once the sun came out, we stopped feeling like Paddington Bear and continued our research:

The new Whitney Museum has an elevator problem - you have to use them.  Luckily, we could not decide which book to buy because next, the Art Ranger walked many miles in not quite the right shoes. We strolled the Highline, a greened up abandoned elevated railroad track where hipsters kiss their phones together. The best moment of the stroll was the guy who offered some "I'll do it my way" Karaoke in an accoustic sweet spot where parts of the old unsanitized New York shone through.


Until we meet again - what have you unswept from your rugs?  Send to