I’ve FINALLY done it! Finally participated in Found Art Tuesday (only 2 days late, but I painted the artwork on Tuesday if that counts). The theme for this week was Travel. Immediately I thought of flight, and knew I would want to incorporate that into my piece as well as my method of releasing my piece to be found (far, far away). I created a collage first and then painted on one of my miniature canvases in the same style as my Artomat paintings.


I’m pretty squeamish with the idea of abandoning artwork of mine locally, so I liked the idea of letting my pieces fly far away from me, attached to balloons. I hope people don’t get to cranky at me for doing this, as I’m aware it is not very eco-friendly. My innitial idea was to use one balloon. Matt said we might need a couple, and I thought “great! that will take it even further away”. But when we went to go buy them it became evident quickly that even 6 might not be enough. I originally had my piece of artwork in a ziplock baggie, in a handmade envelope made of a map, then in another ziplock, placed in yet another bigger, attention grabbing, handmade, red envelope then securely sealed in packing tape. Six balloons would not lift the small parcel so I started removing layers of packing tape, still nothing. I had to eventually cut off the outer red envelope and left it as a ziplock bag with the map envelope visible from the outside. I was afraid that the wind would blow it directly into a tree or power lines so we drove 5 minutes out to the countryside.


I know that the chances of it being found…ever are pretty slim, but I have high hopes.

This week I listened to an interview podcast with Keri Smith where she used the phrase “excitement of the unexpected” when describing her Art. I thought “EUREKA!” those are the exact words to describe my passion for artwork within the last several years. Vending art through revamped cigarette machines (artomat) is pretty random and unexpected. The person  never knows what will come out after they pull that knob. Then, I just love to imagine the reactions of those who have received my mailart, how unexpected to get a mixed media piece traveling openly across the globe! This same concept of ‘excitement of the unexpected’ is what attracts me to projects like Found Art Tuesday. In the Keri Smith interview she revealed (to me) that she has a second book coming out this year titled “The Guerilla Art Kit” and I am so unbelievably anxious for this ont to come out.

My new favorite phrase “the Excitement of the Unexpected”. The Excitement of the Unexpected is what makes life so much fun. The Excitement of the Unexpected in Guerilla Art is people showing their uniqueness and individuality. The Excitement of the Unexpected throws you off guard and shakes up your day from being the same-ol’, same-ol’.

Hopefully someone soon will be excited by unexpectedly finding a small package and balloons come their way.


Hi, I'm Robyn and I was Hatched from a Kinder Surprise Egg. Graphic Designer by day, Maker of things by night. I have worked as a graphic artist professionally since I was 16 years old. Went on to get my Bachelors of Art from NIU. I like to share my Artwork online at and on my own personal website I also have an online shop where you can find more of my "crafty" sorts of things, as well as a random piece of artwork here and there. Oh, and I'm also an occasional contributor to Artomat (

3 thoughts on “FOUND ART TUESDAY!

  1. I LOVE this idea. It would be difficult for me to “give up” my artwork, but the idea of finding it in a random way is so cool. I would love to find something like that because it would seem as though fate would be brining it into my world. Outwardly it would appear random, but fate would make it seem as though all the universe coordinated to bring this bit of art to me.

  2. THIS IS SOOOO COOL!!!!!! It is so inventive! this to me was completely unexpected, I think your art work is so beautiful,
    I understand what you say about the excitement of the unexpected. It’s weird to not know where it’s going and having no control of what’ll happen to it, and it will undoubtedly end up having a great adventure.
    Do you think balloons can travel all the way from Wisconsin to North Carolina? I will keep my eye out for a little parcel tied to 6 colorful balloons.

  3. When I was about 10 I let a bunch of balloons go with a note attached. I live in northern Illinois and it traveled to eastern Ohio. A farmer found it and wrote me a letter. It turned out that he had land in DeKalb County and thought he might visit me – although he never did. I still have that letter (30 years later) because I thought it was so cool.

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