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“Art, Rocks!” a Slideshow

 

 

Sorry to anyone who wants one. Hopefully if my Right Elbow holds out they’ll be one next week.

here’s a slideshow of some that were found and were reported back and some that were found and were never heard from again.

Click here or on Photo for the Slideshow.

 

 

 

 

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.

Plastic Drawing by Deb Clarke

 

From: Deb Clarke,

i’ve been working with kodak laminated film and aluminum leaf. started working thursday night, and have been pushing the material around since then. sleep is erratic. work is prolific. 4 drawings completed.

here’s the first completed drawing. 8×8″ on stretchers.

‘there be many’
copyright clarke
2010
gloucester ma

http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

It’s AHHT! by deb clarke

 

light art!

 every once in a while my work catches me off guard with an inner certainty that i am on the right path. the sun hit this painting yesterday. that ‘light patch’ is flattened out in this image. the reality of the reflected light is that it existed in space, sort of like a hologram. damn, if i could paint like that, But, I don’t know how to. Yet.

               http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

http://somethingsketchy.wordpress.com/

“Sarto Shoes” by Clarke

from Deb Clarke;

Shoes by Wyeth:  “Trodden Weed” 1951
Shoes by Van Gogh:  “Shoes 1888″
Shoes by Clarke:  “Sarto Shoes”  2010
 
the wyeth and van gogh paintings are 2 paintings that i subliminally reference every time i draw some shoes.  wyeth’s work is egg tempera, van gogh’s is oil, clarke’s is mixed media:  drawing materials/oil paint/aluminum leaf.
 
c’est finis!
deb.
 
 
 

Van Gogh "Shoes" 1888

 
 

"Sarto shoes, a drawing" by Deb Clarke c'est finis.

 

"Sarto Shoes" by Deb Clarke 2010

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/

BANANAS, ROCK!!!!! Breaking News Update!

Drats! I’ve Been Out smarted again.

The clues I gave must’ve been too easy.

I think it was the Banana Splits TV Show Theme Song that Gave it away.

Here’s The  photo of Kerry, and Her Mom, Karen McNally After Winning the “Bazaar Art Rock Contest”.

They are the Winners of a ROCK! An “ART, ROCKS!” Rock.

They Figured out all the clues and Found their way to the Vintage Clothing Store “Bananas” to claim their Prize.

Here’s the Emails I received from Kerry and Her Mom Karen;

Hi Mr. Frontiero,

I would like to let you know that I found your awesome rock at Bananas!
My mom and I are very excited!!!!

I love painting, and I have been collecting art work from different states. I would love to add your rock to my art collection.
We walked around main street, this afternoon, telling your story of the painted rocks.

My mom had fun solving the riddle, and I couldn’t believe that I actually found one of your amazing rocks!

Thank you!

-Kerry McNally

From Karen; (Kerry’s Mom)

Your artwork, and how it was discovered, has been Kerry’s main topic of discussion with friends and family since Saturday.
The excitement of it’s find has not diminished, and I don’t think that it ever will!

Kerry says “Thank you for the great adventure”.

Thanks!
-Karen

I’m Humbled. Well Honored is probably a better word. :)

For my Rock to Be included in Kerrys Art Collection.

Thanks so much Kerry for the Inspiration!

 Big Thanks go to my Friends at BANANAS for hosting the contest.

Thank you Richard and Debbie!

 Can anyone name all 4 members of the Banana Splits?

 

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!

Criticism, Can YOU Take It?!

From Debbie Clarke;

  
Criticism can be a scarey thing for an artist to take, yet this is the way we learn our trade, our craft. 
 
Just a few days ago an artist friend responded to the demonstrations that appeared here on GMG.  “What bothers me,”  she said, “is the Sharpie.”  I laughed and said:  “The erased sharpie?”  she said  “no, leaving the sharpie, it is not permanent.”  I smiled and said:  “Oh, that. it doesn’t bother me.  if the sharpie pigment detaches, so what? I don’t care if it is permanent.  (is anything ever permanent? no. truly, truly archival? no. why? time. change. impermanence says the buddha.)
 
“No statue has ever been put up to a critic.”
    Jean Sibelius, composer 
 
He got his fare share of criticism, yet the Finns put up a monument to his musical genius! and now they critique the sculpture, some even call it ugly!

 

 
Read Debbie’s Additional Thoughts on Art Criticism by clicking the link Below;

http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/2010/03/art-criticism.html

Sayings From Dad- Sharpie

Growing up on the dock with my dad, uncle and cousin there were certain sayings that became part of our vernacular that most people wouldn’t understand but among us they had crystal clear meaning.

I guess I may as well share some of those words and sayings in a little series when one pops up around here I’ll try to explain it for you guys.

Sharpie

A sharpie is a word used to describe a guy that thought he was being slick when trying to get one over on you but he doesn’t realize that he’s a real dummy because you can see right through his lies.

For example- Joe Shmo lobsterman brings in his catch and it’s filled with culls and 2 lb lobsters. We put the tote of lobsters on the scale and he acts overly friendly and has half the amount of weight that he would normally have.

It’s obvious that he took an order for the pound and a quarter lobsters and is bringing them to someone directly and leaving us with the crap on this particular day. Most often a family member or friend. Instead of just saying so which wouldn’t be a problem, he says something stupid like “I’ve never seen such a strange run of lobsters. All culls and big ones”.

Like we were born yesterday.

This guy would be your classic sharpie.

Another example of a sharpie would be a junk guy that comes around and offers to “get rid of any of the scrap stainless or aluminum hanging around for free” Wow sport you’ll take it away for us? How kind of you.

In a case like that I can just picture my dad or uncle saying “He’s a real sharpie, huh?”