Introducing “Little Drifters”, our new project with The Vancouver Sun!
This project is open to people of all ages, students, lawyers, professional craft boat designers, “totally unartistic people”, bass-guitarists, wizards, cat-people, anyone who likes to have fun!
Here’s what you gotta do:
1. Gather some pieces of driftwood, twigs, leaves, berries, dandelions, pine cones, feathers, pretty much anything that can be considered “natural.” (No plastic, metal, or paper, etc.)
2. Build a little boat using only these natural materials!
3. Bring your boat and a camera to Trout Lake Park next Saturday, at 1 p.m. We’ll gather near the large dock at the north end of the lake off East 14th Ave near Victoria Dr.
4. Stick your boat in the water, give it a little push and snap a photo of it. We want photos of your creation floating in water!
5. Leave your boat in the water and go introduce yourself to other people who have also made boats. You might even choose to bring a picnic and make an afternoon of it. (I will be!)
6. E-mail your photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Little Drifters” in the subject line. Look for it to appear in the Arts & Life section of The Vancouver Sun newspaper and of course there will be a gallery here!
7. We will award a prize for the best Little Drifter photo submitted!
IMPORTANT: This project is open to ANYONE, if you don’t live close to Vancouver and can’t meet up with us that’s OKAY! Find any body of water and take your photo there! Maybe you can organize a little picnic at a local park of your own! That would be amazing! Snap a photo of your “Little Drifter” and send it in along with the name of your city and the name of the park, pond, lake, whatever.
The deadline to email in your photos is Monday July 26th.
I want to give full credit to Lenny, whose creations were a big inspiration for this project! View his work here. He also had a little tip: “masts and sails don’t make them go faster, it just means you can see them for longer as they drift away.” Thanks again Lenny!