ADULTS WHO PLAY WITH CRAYONS?
Coincidentally, the same week that I made my first serious attempt at creating art with Crayola crayons, searching for more bloggers' crayon art using Google blogsearch, I've found out about an open call for submissions for an upcoming crayon art show in Massachusetts:
Adults Who Play With Crayons - mail art call
Theme Show: Adults Who Play With Crayons
Please send detailed drawings done in crayon for a large International Mail Art Show. Landscapes, portraits, political, surreal drawings, abstract etc...all done in crayon.
Photographers must include crayons in their photos.
Deadline: November 2007
All works to be displayed at The Lawrence Heritage State Park Art Gallery in Lawrence, Massachusetts in December 2007.
P.O. Box 1212
Haverhill, MA 01831
Documentation to all participants. No returns.
Please keep drawings suitable for all ages.
Mail art? You mean like the time I sent all that Sailor Moon fanart as "postcards" to YTV's The Zone?
Well, if I submit anything, it'll be curled up in a tube. Drawing directly on the envelope/postcard is fine when you're using coloured pencils, but wax crayon art would probably get all smeared by the mail sorting machinery.
If I'm submitting something to a show, I'll probably use the entire sheet of card rather than just a piece of the card, just so I can include a lot more detail than what I was able to include in the crayon Piccadilly Circus drawing, and increase the precision. As to what I'd draw, I would not rule out just doing a larger drawing based on the same photo of London's Piccadilly Circus that I took in July 1998. Another quite real possibility is that I'll draw a picture of the Ferrari 360 Modena driven by Enron Broadband CEO Ken Rice, not that I want to make any kind of grand statement about Enron but simply because I really like the composition of the picture. And/or maybe I'll draw something completely different from what I'm considering now. I have quite a while to make up my mind, and do several pictures, since they don't need to be in for almost a year and a half.