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Found: “Art, Rock’s!” 03/27/2011

 

Meet Will Toppan,  The Owner of the last “Art, Rock’s!” Rock.

Will and his Dad found that Rock in record time. I received an email within an hour after it was posted on GMG.

Here’s the email I received from Will and bill;

Mr. Frontiero,

thank you, my son has been on a mission to find one. You have made his day. Words can’t describe his expression upon finding it. You have a special following, please continue, I’m sure more smiles will follow.

Bill and Will Toppan

Will Toppan’s “Mission Accomplished!”

“Art, Rocks!” 03.27.2011

Thanks to my Son Chris for dropping off the “Art, Rock” this morning. At this moment he’s watching the time on His Ipod. At exactly 10am He will release the Rock where he was instructed to do so. Here are a few Photos. Sorry about the out of focus Rock photo. It’s hard doing things with only your left hand when your right handed.

 

http://twitter.com/#!/capeannpainter

http://www.FrontieroGallery.com

Twitter for Artists

I have some time on my Hands or should I say hand? At the moment and I’ve been checking out twitter lately and I’ve changed my mind on it.

I didn’t like it at first. Couldn’t figure out what the big deal was about. But, it gets addictive. It gives you up to date info on what’s happening on what your interested in.

I follow “TWITS” on Cape Ann, Artists and News.

Here’s a list I found on Artists and photographers. Cape Ann Arts Map is listed here among  thousands of others from around the World.

http://wefollow.com/twitter/artist/

Check it out!

Also here’s my Twitter Address: http://twitter.com/#!/capeannpainter

Follow me and maybe you’ll find an Art Rock this weekend.

Yesterdays “Art, Rocks!” Rock Found

 

I wanted to see if using Twitter for This “Art, Rocks!” thing would work. It did. Here’s the email I received;

 

Paul,

Very COOL.

I found the “Art, Rocks” at Good Harbor Beach. Nice sketch. I have to admit that I must have walked by it 2 or 3 times (I went across the street to look right after your tweet that you left one). The photo clue was what did it…I have been back and forth enough times on my first venture to have pretty much memorized the rocks along the sidewalk :-))).

Thanks for what you do, both for art and for Gloucester. You and Joey C are two of the Great Ones!

Best,

Ed Comer Innkeeper/owner

Blue Shutters Beachside Inn

www.blueshuttersbeachside.com

 
(978) 283-1198

 

“Art, Rocks!” today. and an apology

Sorry to anyone who was looking for a Rock yesterday. I posted i was going to leave one somewhere in Gloucester at 6pm on 03/19/2011. But I was unable to make it. Sorry Again.

But I did have a little break today and was able to do one after my Meditation session.

Follow me on twitter for it’s location: http://twitter.com/#!/capeannpainter

Sorry, but no photos. I didn’t have my camera with me.

Deb Clarkes Art Show Opening Reception Sunday!

 

Debbie Clarke’s Art Show and Sale is now Open to the Public at the Random Arts Gallery on Lexington Ave. in Magnolia.

Debbie will also be having an opening Reception On 

Sunday December 12, 2010 between 5pm and 8pm

Drop in and say hello, share some cheer. (usual artist offerings: wine and cheese)

Artist in residence Sunday-Monday 1pm-5/6/7pm ish throughout December
For a private viewing or for more information call:  978-652-8273

You can check out more Photos of Debs Art that will be for sale by clicking the Link:   http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

Deb Clarke’s Art Show and Opening Reception Sunday Dec 19th

Debbie Clarke’s Art Show and Sale is now Open to the Public at the Random Arts Gallery on Lexington Ave. in Magnolia.

Debbie will also be having an opening Reception On Sunday

December 19, 2010 between 5pm and 8pm

Drop in and say hello, share some cheer. (usual artist offerings: wine and cheese)

Artist in residence Sunday-Monday 1pm-5/6/7pm ish throughout December
For a private viewing or for more information call:  978-652-8273

Looking through the window of the Random Arts Gallery at Debs Show

One wall of Debbies Art show

Some of Deb's Sharpie Drawings only $25. signed. What a Deal!

You can check out more Photos of Debs Art that will be for sale by clicking the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/46841138@N07/5238453335/in/photostream/

There’s a New Blog in Town!

There’s a New Blog in Town!

Don’t worry Joey, GMG has nothing to worry about. Even though I will be posting some Great Stuff! This Blog will be following the progress of Six Artists participating in the “Sketchbook Project” all of us either live here in Gloucester or have Ties here.  Deb Clarke can explain it better. Check it out below.   

From Deb Clarke;

“Hello,

We are 6 intrepid sketchbookers with a common love of gloucester massachusetts that have decided to participate with 17,000+ other sketchbookers in “The Sketchbook Project”. This began with Elizabeth Bollenberg asking me (deb clarke, her mom) to get her a sketchbook so that she could participate in the project. I ordered a sketchbook for her and one for me. My goodmorninggloucester friend and student Paul Frontiero ordered one. Then my friend, co-worker, and goodmorninggloucester friend Sabine Ocker ordered one. Then my friend, now living in Palm Springs and goodmorninggloucester friend Helen Anne Lind ordered one.

my personal approach…i’m going to start posting regularly on it after i deliver eb’s sketchbook to her tomorrow. i have some fun ideas, and of course, since i am an artist and am used to stretching into unknown territory, i’m going to dive in, dive down deep, then re-surface. whatever i do, i trust it will be full of surprises, with unexpected consequences.

at least this is one art object that i won’t have to store and take care of after it leaves my hands.

 

We invite you to follow our progress towards the successful completion of our sketchbooks.

Anyone can participate, you don’t have to be an artist! If you would like to participate in the sketchbook project too, click the sketchbook project link. If you would like to share your sketchbook work for The Brooklyn Art Library’s traveling ‘Sketchbook Project”, we would be pleased to see your work and perhaps share your progress on our Blog; http://somethingsketchy.wordpress.com/ and here on GMG too.”

Click the Banner below for more Info on the “Sketchbook Project”

 

Deb

http://somethingsketchy.wordpress.com/

 

 

Sundays “Art, Rock!” Found

A few hours after Sketching, Dropping and Posting My latest “Art Rock” Sunday, I received this email from the Serrin Family.

“As soon as we saw the post we rushed right over there.  So excited to finally find one!  We are big fans of GMG.  Little Jack Serrin loves his new toy.”  :)    The Serrin Family

The Serrin Family Photo of where I left the Rock

Here’s Little Jack Serrin with his new Toy

I accept no responsibility for the damage "Little Jack" may do with that Rock

Thanks to the Serrins for the Kind Words.


SHARPIE Drawings From Deb and Me. Or is it Deb and I?

Here a couple of Sharpie Drawings from me and Deb Clarke.

I got addicted to the Sharpies From Debs videos and Drawings.

The thickness of the Sharpie point keeps your Drawings loose.

I’m Addicted!

Paper covers rock, Deb Wins!

Here’s one of Debs and One of Mine;

A Sharpie Video from Debbie Clarke;

Here’s a link to a few more of Debbie Clarkes SHARPIE Drawings;

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46841138@N07/4857228196/in/photostream/

Art, Rocks! Can you find me?

This one may take awhile to find.

Only the dedicated Readers of GMG could on such a beautiful Sunday.

Lost in the weeds. August 15, 2010 10:45am

"Thachers Island" from...........

"Art, Rocks!" Info

Can you see me? Can you find me?

Thanks To Deb Clarke, I’m officially addicted to sniffing Sharpies!

Http://www.frontierogallery.com

http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

I went to Gloucester and all I got was a Rock

I hope those Homies don't give up the location

I4C2 more “Art, Rocks!”

I Talked to Joey today. I had this great idea. Instead of leaving an “Art, Rock” someplace. I could use the GMG Petty cash to Hire a helicopter, fly over the Farmers Market and drop them on the shoppers below. He was’nt to thrilled with the idea. The guy’s a fart! It would’ve been AWESOME!

But Anyways,

Here’s the Hint; After 4am  Look for a natural Shady place, not a tent, or a building. Easy Enough. If you find it and if you’d like. Take a picture of yourself with the Rock and we’ll feature you on GMG.  Goodluck! Sorry all finds are Final no returns.

Rockport, Good Harbor, Rockport and Downtown will be this weekends Target.

Only GMG Readers get the Hints.

Art Rocks! Looks Like it found a Great Home!

 

First of all; I usually don’t think things through too much. I just do it and deal with the fallout later. Such as some of my Posts here on GMG. :)

Sometimes I’ll Complain to Joey that I have nothing left to offer that’s interesting to the GMG Readers. Joey will say a few inspiring words. Words that I can’t repeat here at the moment. Maybe another Time. But, he does motivate me.

I came up with the idea of these “Art Rocks” When I  heard the song by the band The Police, “Message in a Bottle” When I was down at Pebble Beach Sketching. So I sketched a few rocks with my Sharpie and left them for someone to find. I didn’t think of it until I received emails saying they found my “Art Rock” and loved the idea. So I did a few more and left them at Cressy Beach. When I was back there a few days later the Rocks were gone but I never received any emails. I wrote Joey an email saying the “Art Rocks” are Bust! He didn’t think so, he said just keep trying. So I figured I try one at the State Fish Pier. The response really moved me. When I think “Why do I keep doing this GMG thing it takes up a lot of my time and Brain Power. Ok, no wise ass remarks on that last one please. Now I Know why. GMG has a lot of Positive effect on people and myself. I’m just glad I could contribute a little with this “Art Rocks” thing.  THANKS! GMG, JOEY and of course DEBBIE CLARKE for all of her Encouragement and Inspiration.

OK, ON WITH THE POST.

“Art, Rocks!”

I left an “Art Rock” at the State Fish Pier (my favorite hang out) Saturday Morning.

here’s the link to that Post: Paint Factory “Art Rock” click here

I Love viewing the Paint Factory and the going ons there during the rising and setting sun. The Area Glows with Light at those times. I decided to draw the Paint Factory on a Rock and leave it there for someone to find. You never know who will find it. I left my email address on it so the person who found it could contact me.

I’d like to share the emails with you that I received from the person who found it.

First Email From Debbie;

Was in Gloucester today. Found your rock at State Pier around 12:30 not sure what your game is please tell me if I was supposed too turn it in somewhere.
Debbie
South Windsor, CT
My reply back To Debbie;
 
Hi, Debbie,
Thanks for contacting me.
it’s no game. Sorry you didn’t win anything other than a rock. :)  Keep it if you like it. I paint and draw a lot. When the mood hits I’ll draw a scene of where i am and leave the rock for someone to find. A FREE SOUVENIR.
Hope you like it. I also write for a popular website here in Gloucester, Ma. called Good Morning Gloucester. It’s a site about what’s happening here and beautiful photos of the area. If you’d like you could send me a picture of you and whoever else was with you and how came across the rock and  I’d post it up on that site. It’s up to you, But I hope you liked my Rock. Here’s a link to the post I put up after I left my rock art there.

http://goodmorninggloucester.wordpress.com/2010/07/31/free-artwork-rocks/

Take Care,
Paul Frontiero

The Last Email From Debbie;

I think this is the best game, hide and seek! With an awesome prize. It is the best souvenir I have gotten.
I went up there with my friends Greg and Anita Dziedzic and Jim Gularte. Anita lost her son in Iraq on 8/1/05, Sgt. David Coullard, he was a Marine Sniper and my friend. Jim is a sniper instructor at Camp Pendleton who has reached out to Anita. We all went to see Gloucester a favorite get-a-way of Anita’s to try to help her through this emotional weekend. It really brightened her day when I found the rock. Thank you for sharing your art with us.
Debbie, South Windsor, CT
 
I really don’t know what to write after that email.
Other Than, Thank you Debbie, you made my Summer.

The People that were with Debbie; Greg and Anita Dziedzic and Jim Gularte

The rock that Debbie found. Medium; Sharpie on Sea Rock

Sharpies Rule!