Looking for a fun weekend project? Join in on the Little Drifters project launched by Booooooom, a fabulous art and inspiration blog. The project is based in Vancouver, but everyone is invited to make their own seaworthy boat made of found natural objects, photograph it and submit the image.
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:
- 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.)
- Build a little boat using only these natural materials!
- [If you're in Vancouver] 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.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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!
- We will award a prize for the best Little Drifter photo submitted!