Monday, March 29, 2010

Help Wanted!

So, an amazing Craftster, Sarah, posted about a little art project she was doing called "Where's Alonso". Basically, she made this adorable plush monster who goes by the name of Alonso and then asked volunteers to take him on and take him around their town and post pictures of him in different places that represent where you live. When you are done, you pack him up and ship him off to his next destination. Each week, she posts about his visit and shows the pictures of him hanging out and she is putting together a big project in the end. She has also asked to send a postcard to her to represent his visit.

It is pretty awesome if you ask me! I just finished my week with the little foreign exchange monster and had a blast taking Alonso around town and having strangers stare at me as I took pictures with this little plush.

She is doing this for a class, but I just think it sounds fun just because! Would anybody be interested in doing this? In the end, I want to make something awesome, I just don't know what yet. Maybe a book about his journey that included illustrations done by me, and each person could send a little ATC, postcard or anything drawn/handmade that I could put with it. Each person would have to pay shipping to send him to the next destination, but in an envelope a little plush like this is at most 5 dollars.

If anybody is interested in participating in this let me know and I will make some sorta of plush (come on, we all know it will be a yeti) and get this party started! I don't want to make anything until I know if people are interested or not. I would do the same and post about his journey each place. Let me know what you think!

6 comments:

Kira said...

I think this would be SUPER fun!

Amy said...

I would totally be in on this! Another idea, people could make little things to go with him. For example, maybe his first stop, someone could knit him a hat. The next one, a little suitcase. Just a thought. :) But I think that would be a totally fun idea, and could make a great scrapbook. :)

Alexz said...

Yes, Amy, I thought about that too! I just don't want it to get too heavy because I don't want people to have to send a heavy package, but I could leave it as optional. :)

AlwaysInspired said...

I'd for sure show a little yeti a good time! My town can be pretty boring, but I can always make the trip worth while!

Cadence said...

I would totally love to be involved in this. We don't see many Yetis in New Orleans.

Kim Beatty said...

Ooh, that sounds like fun! Count me in! :)