Thursday, July 23, 2009

Buried Treasure

Round two of the Buried Treasure project, which is the brainchild of Seth Apter is in full swing today.

I can't believe that anyone doesn't know what this is all about, so without further ado, here is the hidden post I found from January of this year:

Here is the original post dated January 25 of this year:

I'm a pack rat when it comes to quirky magazine images. When I heard on the news last night that President Obama's White House staff was having difficulty adjusting to the antiquated phone and computer technology they found when they settled into their offices, I remembered this quirky magazine photo of an art assemblage. It was the perfect size for an ATC, so I turned it into a tape transfer and glued it over some dictionary definitions. Click for a larger view to find "from lack of food," "not suitable," "silliness," "inarticulate,"and even "American." I couldn't have picked a better page for a background unless I had found the word lobster!

11 thoughtful remarks:

Marit said...

I love bloghopping through all the colaborators blogs and seeing all those marvelous buried treasures! This one is just amazing!!! I love the bookpage, and the telephone image is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Connie said...

I really enjoyed reading thru your blog! you have a GREAT garden! I, too, collect magazine images....Vanity fair has GREAT stuff!
your artwork is awesome!

Jeb said...

Cool blog! I look forward to going through your tutorials.

Studio Sylvia said...

After visiting your blog, Elizabeth, I now know who/what Bluebeard is! The ATC is great and that garden is marvellous - all that fresh produce. I hate cleaning up broken eggs. The smell! The bundle for the Disintegration Project looks interesting and I will be interested to see what you create.

Kim said...

What a hoot! Puts a new spin on talking your ear off, LOL! Thanks for popping in to my post and saying hi. Love hearing from everyone. Don't forget to post the wax pics, am looking forward to them. (That still sounds so weird,LOL).

PCarriker said...

Way cool, I am sitting here looking at your cat and it could be mine! They look exactly alike!! I posted my buried treasure, sorry it wasn't up yet when you came by to visit:-)

~*~Magpie's Nest said...

I was out all day today with a friend, so I will be playing catchup tomorrow, but I did want to stop by and visit.
Great inspiration behind your ATC and that certainly IS a neat image, your transfer worked beautifully!

femminismo said...

No cell phone? I hadn't thought about that! Maybe the same things would have worked out, but maybe I wouldn't have had that comfort of a friendly voice needed on that dark and rainy night. Thanks for your comments. I am enjoying all your blogs. I looked through them all and I could finish off a whole bottle of wine before I get through the Chinese book. I love the chopsticks picking up the little man. (our brains work alike) haha - Jeanne

Rosie said...

I really enjoyed the experience of collaboratin g with Seth and thanks for leaving me that lovely comment on my latest post!! I have managed to post properly today - albeit a day late!!
Loved your beeswax experience... and all the photos make it special!! =)

Anonymous said...

I remember seeing this one, Elizabeth. I thought it was a hoot then and I still do.

I was even more intrigued by your beeswax experiments. I bet the cowgirl is beuatiful in real life. Please post when you give it to the lucky recipient.

Rachel

3rdEyeMuse said...

what a great piece!!