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Seven clowns in seven days

Christine has taken to her 28 Clowns Later project with enviable energy. Combining fabric scraps with some gorgeous felt from the New York sewing boutique Purl, she is rapidly assembling a circus worth of clowns.

Check out the first group on the 28 Clowns Later Flickr page:



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The first seven Power Portraits

Seven days, seven powerful people. Each new portrait seems to be inspired by the previous one, in ways i didn’t expect. This Fun-A-Day project has become more international than I planned, and my definition of “powerful” is more varied. The first seven “Power Portraits” are politicians Bill Bennett, Robert McNamara, Richard J. Daley and Pierre Trudeau, religious figures Sun Myung Moon and Tammy Faye Bakker, and union leader Arthur Scargill.

See them all in this Flickr gallery:



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Swizzle takes Fun-A-Day for a test drive

Swizzle Studio is creating a piece of art every day for the month of February. Christine and I were inspired by the Fun-A-Day project our friend Al Hoff was involved with in Pittsburgh.

How does Fun-A-Day work? A bunch of people agree to do a creative project every day for a set number of days. They can post the images every day online if they choose. There is an exhibition afterwards where everyone gets to see the results. The people who founded it, Art Clash, have a good information sheet on their website.

Take a look at the Pittsburgh project to see the variety of stuff being created:

Swizzle February Fun-A-Day projects

We plan to organize a Toronto Fun-A-Day later this year, but decided to take the concept for a test drive this month. Actually, Christine started cutting fabric as soon as she finished looking at the Pittsburgh website, so we had to start. You can follow our projects’ daily progress in these Flickr sets:

28 Clowns Later: Christine is sewing panels depicting clowns

Power Portraits, 1965-1989: Rob is drawing 28 movers, shakers, and masters of World War 3