I had this idea….for a fun, unique, interesting piece of artwork for my new office. The only catch, I was going to need a lot of help if I was going to pull it off. I called out to some of my favorite bloggers. Right away, I heard back from 4 of my favorites…the plan was put into motion.

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I gathered the materials and sat down to write out the instructions for this traveling artwork. This is how it will work…The large piece of cardstock will travel to four friends. Each friend will create art on the large piece of cardstock. Obviously, the first person gets a blank canvas (Layla & Kevin from The Lettered Cottage)…then others that follow will add to what is already on the paper.  I enclosed a large swatch of fabric (my window panels) and a note telling them a little bit about the office. The artwork will travel from Layla to Sherry & John at Young House Love, then over to Marian at Miss Mustard Seed…and finally down to the Katie at The Bower Power Blog…then back to me.

I cannot express to you how incredibly excited I am—that a. they agreed to play along (and were just as pumped about the idea as I am!) b. that I get a completely original piece of artwork by some of the countries most creative people and c. I will have something so unique…it will inspire me everyday…which is the whole point of a creative space. WHOOHOOO!

Now it is in the hands of the USPS….don’t fail us now! (fist clenched…up in the air…”) I will keep you posted….#travelingart ;)

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I mailed it out on Tuesday Feb. 26, 2013 (just to be official and all…;)

(I did this “craft” when I spoke at ProjectMOM last year….it was fun to see what the attendees came up with. Great group activity and icebreaker…if you are looking for one;)

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Tracie Stoll is a wife, mom and has a passion for creating new things. On her blog Cleverlyinspired.com she is constantly sharing ways to inspire her readers to be clever in their own home. Since 2010 Tracie has been sharing DIY projects, crafting, remodeling and decorating along with some easy tasty recipes...all on a mindful budget. She is a graduate of the University of Dayton where she studied visual art and communications. Tracie has been featured on popular sites such as Country Living, CNN living, Good Housekeeping, Better Homes and Gardens, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, Seventeen and Design Sponge. She is also a member of the True Value Blog Squad & Martha's Circle of trusted bloggers.

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  1. what a fabulous idea, as an artist myself and what seems a really interesting experiment, I can’t wait to see the finished product.

  2. […] a post on it very soon. Such an innovative product. Also, above the mantel…I will be framing my Traveling Artwork. The reading chair, framed chicken wire, blanket, pillow, side table, desk chair, lamp and planter […]

  3. That really is a seriously fun idea!! And perfectly inspiring for the craft room!!!

  4. What an awesome idea! This inspires me to try something similar.

    Can’t wait to read the post unveiling what you receive!!!!

  5. When do you expect the art will come full circle and back into your hands? I can’t wait to see the finished product.

    1. I am thinking it should be back soon. I know that Katie has it right now:)

  6. […] a quick note about the Traveling Art piece.…I know that Marian has the artwork right now. She is in the middle of her super crazy weekend […]

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