Tell me what to put in the puppy’s circle, and I will draw it!
Here’s what people have suggested to me so far:
- A bone (@personalgenius on twitter)
- Kibble! (Tom Saaristo on flickr)
- Scooby Snacks (Jamie McQuinn on facebook)
- A cat should be in a basket in the circle with the dog watching over it lovingly. (via Brittany Westfall on facebook)
- Pumpkin (Tammy Weston on facebook)
- I want to add a neck, legs, and tail to the outside of the circle. (Erik Maldre on facebook)
Every day I pass by the puppy in Giddings Plaza, I will draw one of these items in his circle! Suggest more ideas and I will add it to the list for me to draw. Even if the puppy gets rained away, I will redraw the puppy with the circle and the next item. If enough items are added to this list, it will become a recurring piece of artwork in the Lincoln Square neighborhood for people to see change over time.
I just got an idea for the project. Every day I draw something new in the circle, I’m gonna leave a sticky note next to the drawing saying something like: ———– What should the puppy have in his circle? email [email”>email@example.com[/email”> Bone idea submitted by @personalgenius on twitter ———– Yeah, i’m using a spudart email address. This is the first time I will actually implement an email address in an art project. I’ve played around with the idea of using email in my public art, but I’ve always wanted to use gmail, for several reasons: A) a gmail address clearly says it’s an email address B) [email”>firstname.lastname@example.org[/email”> kinda looks like it’s saying “check out puppycircles at the website spudart.org C) gmail isn’t as promo-ey looking as using a spudart email address. But the problem with gmail is getting the email address i want. I haven’t checked puppycircle yet, but other gmail handles I’ve checked in the past have been taken. And then I don’t want to end up with some confusing three or four word email address. Plus, I can handle the forwarding much easier on my spudart domain. In short, the gmail email addresses have been a roadblock to me using email addresses in my artwork, so now i’m just gonna use spudart.org. Bring on the emails, kids! The cool thing is that if someone submits an idea via email, I now have their contact info. So when i draw their idea, I can email that person with a link to the photo on facebook. That person will then hopefully like the photo.
I wanted a reference in case the puppy and his circle got worn out, but I don’t know why I printed the photo, because I already have it on my iphone. This was only the third time I’ve used my home printer this year.
I couldn’t add anything to the circle yesterday as it was raining the whole day. But I have the sticky note for @personalgenius’s bone all ready to go!
When drawing my suggestion (neck, legs, and tail to the outside of the circle), please make them as simple as possible. Stick figure lines may be appropriate.