Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Random Act of Art 01

So.... I made my first ever Random Act of Art drop and it turns out, it's not as easy to be surreptitious as one might think : )  

To catch attention and hopefully make clear what the package is, I have a card that goes on top which says in big letters  "If you find this, it is for you.  I hope it brings a smile to your day."  

I wrapped a Morning Meditation Charm and wanted to leave it someplace where 'The Finder"  might be someone who would actually appreciate a Chakras charm; near a Yoga studio seemed like a good idea.  Because I didn't want it to leave it at the studio that I attend (my FAVORITE! Shiva Yoga Shala), I looked for one close enough to drive to without riling up negativity about how long it takes to drive anywhere in Ft. Myers.

I chose a new-ish studio, Dragonfly Yoga & Pilates,  quite close by which happens to be housed on the second floor of a bank building.  Okay.... I went up the elevator and stepped into a very bland small lobby with two very bland doors - one to the studio and one to some bureaucratic office.  

The little lobby was empty and there was a drinking fountain by the elevator door, so I quickly placed the package on the floor under the drinking fountain, stepped quickly back into the elevator, quickly hit the DOWN button and, as the doors were starting to shut, I heard "hold, hold the door please."  I did.  A woman came out of the office door, dressed in heels, a skirt, and  white business shirt and noticed something on the floor as she approached the elevator.

"Oh," she said as she picked it up.  "Someone dropped something.  Is it yours?" as she tried to hand it to me.  

"Nope!  I  didn't.  Thanks, though."

Outcome..... I actually had eyes on the recipient.    She wasn't really what I was picturing as "The Finder" but I do hope she gets a smile and story out of it.  

Monday, February 13, 2017


I've been noodling  "Random Acts of Art" for a really long time.  I finally am just about ready for a drop somewhere and just need to wrap it and decide the "random" place in the  Ft. Myers area.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Morning Meditation Charm - Newest Creation

[Besides the obvious] one of the best things about Florida is that there are so many fewer distractions and I can actually focus well enough to finish something.  

This "Morning Meditation Charm" has gemstones representing all seven chakras, a ceramic yin yang symbol, and is anchored by a healing quartz crystal.

As the sun rises
May I find balance
Throughout the day.

I even managed to work up an item description as well: