ART DROP DAY IS HERE!!!


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I didn't get as early a start on it as I would have liked, and it felt a little like Christmas being delayed. I just love art drop day! At 5:30 this morning, though, I realized that I'd have to wait for the bulk of the storm to pass before I could start doing drops. At any rate, nobody would be out in the woods and parks to find them in a thunderstorm at 6am on a Tuesday, so there was no sense in rushing out.

But, oh! The waiting! I really wanted to be sneaky, get all 22 drops out by about 9am, and then watch for finds on social media — like a crafty evil genius who's not actually particularly evil.

As it turns out, I didn't get going until about 8am, and it was still brutal weather out there. The lightning was mostly over the lake, but it was frequent and intense while I was working on my first drop.

This is the face of a woman who really should have been questioning her life choices, but she was too busy being slapped in the face with her earrings to think straight.

This is the face of a woman who really should have been questioning her life choices, but she was too busy being slapped in the face with her earrings to think straight.


Many of the drops have already been found. In fact, many of them were found while I was still in the area where I left them. Some that I expected to be there for days or weeks, even. We have some determined art hunters around here. I'll have to step up my game next year!

Once I started seeing that people were in the same park and finding pieces that I had dropped maybe an hour earlier, I started feeling a sense of urgency, like I was playing an elaborate game of hide-and-seek in the woods. It was delightful!


Here are the drops and hints about their locations. (I'll note the ones that I know have been found.)

Octopus, Myers Park, Racine  FOUND

Octopus, Myers Park, Racine

FOUND

Harvest spirit face, Colonial Park, Racine  Update: FOUND!

Harvest spirit face, Colonial Park, Racine

Update: FOUND!

Artemis/Diana, Laurel Clark memorial, Racine  I think that this was found

Artemis/Diana, Laurel Clark memorial, Racine

I think that this was found

Rabbit, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha  FOUND

Rabbit, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha

FOUND

Leaf impression, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha  FOUND

Leaf impression, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha

FOUND

Emerge figure in warm beige, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha  FOUND

Emerge figure in warm beige, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha

FOUND

Raven and moon, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha  FOUND

Raven and moon, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha

FOUND

Emerge figure in brown, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha  FOUND

Emerge figure in brown, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha

FOUND

Emerge figure in translucent clay, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha  Update: FOUND!

Emerge figure in translucent clay, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha

Update: FOUND!

Dryad #1, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha  FOUND

Dryad #1, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha

FOUND

May Queen, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha  Status unknown

May Queen, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha

Status unknown

Deer, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha  Status unknown

Deer, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha

Status unknown

Elf face, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha  Status unknown

Elf face, Petrifying Springs, Kenosha

Status unknown

Oak dryad (small), Petrifying Springs, Kenosha  Update: FOUND!

Oak dryad (small), Petrifying Springs, Kenosha

Update: FOUND!

Dryad circle pendant, Washington Park, Kenosha  Update: I swung by Wednesday evening, and it's still there

Dryad circle pendant, Washington Park, Kenosha

Update: I swung by Wednesday evening, and it's still there

Oak dryad (large, brown), Union Park, Kenosha  Status unknown

Oak dryad (large, brown), Union Park, Kenosha

Status unknown

Cat, Union Park, Kenosha  Status unknown

Cat, Union Park, Kenosha

Status unknown

Abstract octopus, Simmons Island, Kenosha  Update: FOUND!

Abstract octopus, Simmons Island, Kenosha

Update: FOUND!

Large oak dryad in grey, Harbor Park, Kenosha  Update: FOUND!

Large oak dryad in grey, Harbor Park, Kenosha

Update: FOUND!

Cat impression, Harbor Park, Kenosha  Status unknown

Cat impression, Harbor Park, Kenosha

Status unknown

Deer impression, Eichelman Park, Kenosha  Status unknown

Deer impression, Eichelman Park, Kenosha

Status unknown

Dryad impression, Southport Park, Kenosha  Status unknown

Dryad impression, Southport Park, Kenosha

Status unknown


Do let me know if you find any of the others. I'd like to know that they haven't flown into the lake in this weather. I hope that you enjoy any art that you find today, and I hope that you'll participate next year.

Happy Art Drop Day!