In 2008 I traveled for 4 months from North Carolina to Florida to California in the Mantra Trailer. I parked on street corners across the country and invited people inside to get in touch with their interiors and explore their "mantras." Over 500 mantras were recorded and are posted online.
The Mantra Trailer is retired from public art duty, but I still take her camping every once in a while. Tomorrow I leave for a 12 day trip to wilderness areas in Northern California. Like the mantra says, it's time to MAKE ART SLOW DOWN. Well I don't know if I'll be making art per se (unless you think making mouth-watering, blueberry-pecan, buckwheat pancakes on an outdoor griddle is art), but I most definitely will be slowing down. There will be no computer, smart phone, email or blogging while I'm away.
My First Giveaway
However, I didn't want to leave the blog or you hanging, so I decided to post my first ever giveaway. I'll be giving away a CD of "My Favorite Mantras," from the Mantra Trailer archive, to three people chosen randomly from all who comment on this vacation post.
To enter the giveaway include your art/craft making mantra in ALL CAPS in your comment. (Please feel free to make one up if you don't already have one.) There is one other thing you must do, on the honor system, to qualify. Either before or after you post your mantra, march around your studio or sit in a quiet place, alone of course, and say-sing-repeat your mantra out loud to your heart's desire. If it starts to change as you are chanting go with the flow and see where you end up. If you have any interesting results, surprises or discoveries please share!
The giveaway will be open until my return on July 13, 2010. I'll ask a friend to approve comments while I'm away. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Happy chanting!