Found Art Tuesday

Doh, I thought I was going to actually post a Found Art Tuesday piece on Tuesday. The holiday on Monday threw me off, so here it is on Wednesday :) It’s been ages since I’ve participated in Found Art Tuesday.

I made another miniature painting, based on a collage, on a handbuilt canvas. I made this piece specifically to use in participating in Found Art Tuesday. This weekend my sister, Matt and I went geocaching, 7 in one day. It was all great until there was a tick found on one of the microcahes :( For those who don’t know, I am absolutely terrified of ticks (I have an irrational fear of getting lymes disease), so it kind of killed a bit of the joy. I had this painting I wanted to leave behind for someone, but just about every cache was a microcache (meaning, a film roll can, a magnetic key box, or pill box).

Since we were in the Aurora area, out by my sister, we got the idea of going to the Naperville Riverwalk. It was hard to be stealthy because the place was packed. The walk next to the river, as well as the regular paths were a steady stream of families, couples and friends all out enjoying the lovely weather on the holiday weekend. Finally I found a group of trees that was situated between the two paths, waited for a gap of people and ran up to place it facing oncoming traffic.

I realized that this is actually my fourth mini painting that I’ve left for Found Art and right now I’m batting 1 for 4. The first painting was my very first Found Art piece which I let go of on a group of balloons, never heard back, the second was in a lockbox geocache on campus, no one mentioned taking the painting from the cache log online, and then a month later the river flooded and the box disappeared :( Then the third was last year, when I left a painting on a geographical marker in Door County. I received the nicest email ever, from the man who found that painting. I couldn’t have hoped for a better person, he was an artist as well, and said that it gave him more hope for people, to find my piece. Now I’ve left this piece, in a high traffic location, so fingers crossed that it made it’s way to just the right person who needs it :)

Please check out my flickr set of all the other Found Art Tuesday pieces I’ve done, and here is the flickr group pool for other people’s Found Art as well :)

One last thing, I’m participating in the May Giveaway Day, where I am giving away not one, but TWO of my Recycled Envelope and Stationery Sets. Leave a comment on this post from yesterday and be entered to win, and then please feel free to browse around the rest of my blog, I like to meet new people :)


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 (

6 thoughts on “Found Art Tuesday

  1. OHHH!! I love the painting! and the note! and the cute Ziploc bag, I have a thing for Ziploc bags, they are so useful and cute. I didn’t knew you had heard back from the person who found your painting in Door County! how cool! I know someone will find this one very quickly. The cuteness is irresistible. I am still waiting for the winds to blow the balloons to North Carolina, I still think of that every time I see a stray balloon in the sky.
    Now you’ve made me want to go make something too, darn.

  2. I think I’m going to do this this summer. I have been away from crafting and need to get back! This would be just the thing.

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