And the final LAME craft er “art” to go from the De Contemporary…another glue stick, some letter stickers and this accordion like scrapbook that would’ve been better if the pages were blank and didn’t say happy birthday…$130 over 6 months down the drain…
So I just got the penultimate delivery of the DE Contemporary $130 six month Art 2 Go subscription. I’m not a flower kind of guy primarily because I get the worst headaches from them 😕. Like every year at my job everyone gets free flowers for Valentine’s day, the office manager is sweet enough to give me fakes. So, I open this months art project and it’s a mini vase, pipe cleaners and colored tissue paper to make tissue flowers. That to me is very cool. It coincides with an exhibit about masculinity and the love of the flower. These are two views of my flowers next to a portrait of my late parents circa 1963.
Ok, by this time I have given up on even caring anymore about the Art to Go subscription from the DE Contemporary. This time around they sent some pretty paper to utilize in a collage and a glue stick. With a bunch of Japanese sweets & chopsticks because the artist is Japanese ? Absolutely no correlation. Also, the artist makes collages with images, an assortment of photo clippings would work far better than the pretty paper which may have been better suited for origami.
It’ll soon come to an end.
So first I want to preface by saying with package #3 of 6, I am not satisfied with the Delaware Contemporary Art Take Out 6 month subscription for $130. When I saw what fellow blogger Claudia McGill made way back in February I thought it was very cool and hoped each box would be of the same caliber. I now realize that this is aimed primarily at non creatives and/or children. The occasional free art supplies are cool and I will make more of these off the top of my head poems placed in various locations perhaps the next on my car 😁 but once this subscription runs it’s course I won’t renew.
Got my 2nd of 6 art to go subscription from DE Contemporary which can be found here.
This was a textile exhibit paired with tea. It came with two sponge brushes, a mini canvas, some acrylic paint, stickers and masking tape. I added the heart/143 stickers. I’m getting the impression this is aimed at a younger crowd but they say they appeal to all skill levels. This 6 month subscription will be the only time do this. The exhibit followed by the tea and supplies followed by my progression to my final product. I am hoping the next four are better than these first two.
So, thanks to my blogging buddy Claudia McGill for introducing me to The Delaware Contemporary and their ART To Go Subscription service. I decided to go all out and do a 6 month subscription. They send art supplies in a Chinese style take out box and pair it with a current exhibit. This Month it’s Appearances, a group exhibition collaboration with Lauren E. Peters. 5 Artists gave their interpretation of Peters Self Portrait (orange) 2016.
Included in the kit was a mini compact, a green wig, some stickers and acrylic markers to decorate the compact if you so chose and some fake pink mustaches. I decided to take two photos with and without an altered appearance. It’s actually a very cool exercise in creativity. I’ll be honest, whenever I visit museums I like to visit the kids participation room and join in.
Below is from the Exhibit, followed by my creations. 🙂