What we're about

This group is about committing random acts of art through CREATING art and LEAVING your original art piece in a public place for someone to find!

PLEASE READ the GUIDELINES and the NITTY-GRITTY below before participating. Any violations of the guidelines or nitty-gritty may result in your removal from the group. PLEASE READ THIS: By joining this group you agree to hold the organizers, assistant organizers, and other members harmless and not liable. By participating in our meetups and activities you are responsible for your own health and safety and accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from your participation in any Creative Release Project meetups and activities.

The Creative Release Project was inspired by Rosa Murillo’s Found Art Tuesday (F.A.T.) project, & the thrill of leaving your art in a public place for someone else to find & keep! As an avid participant in F.A.T., I wanted to reach out to local creatives to participate in the spirit of creative release, and possibly make someone's day. So, after a year of releasing art I began the Creative Release Project in 2009, in an effort to bring the spirit of these releases to the Coachella Valley. I hope you'll participate where ever you live and visit, near or far.

Feel free to make art on site, or as a piece you bring with you and leave behind. Have fun with it, create beautiful work, and venture forth in committing random acts of art! You may never know who will find it, or even when or if your work will be found :)

Whether your art is photography, sculpting, writing, painting, drawing, beading, crocheting (you get the idea), it’s time to fulfill your creative release by sharing your work with others--with no expectations in return.

GUIDELINES:

**Please post your releases, it inspires others and may generate more participation...which means more ART out there! Be sure to include date and place of release , especially when posting photos.

**It’s up to you whether you leave your contact e-mail on your piece or release anonymously. You can add use the Facebook group link for those who found your piece and just want to check in and let us know where they found your art.

**Please share any updates, especially if you have been contacted by a lucky recipient! A rare and special outcome indeed!

NITTY GRITTY:

**Please do not use your releases within this group to promote sales/business. Let’s keep this a simple act of giving with no expectations, allowing a lucky recipient to delight in the discovery of found, unexpected art w/no upselling. (Posts unrelated to releasing/finding art may be removed. Repeat offenders may be blocked.)

**Be creative in your releases too, but I don’t recommend putting you, your artwork, and of course recipients in a situation that could bring about any threatening, unsafe, undesirable outcomes—that just negates the whole point in creating a good experience! (For example, you probably shouldn’t leave something that would be considered a suspicious item at the airport, or place something down an abandoned mine, on the train tracks or a highway, capisce?!) Creative Release Project is not responsible for you or your art releases.

**This group is not promoted as street art or like expression. There are plenty of other GREAT groups dedicated to street art! Any artwork released and shared here should be independent pieces and not cause damage to or deface property, and be safely, legally removable by anyone who wishes to take it home.

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Creative Release Project -- https://michellehedgecock.wordpress.com/found-art-tuesday/
Creative Release Project on Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease/

Other FACEBOOK art release groups!
Rosa Murillo's Found Art Tuesday -- http://www.facebook.com/groups/119607194731656/
Art Abandonment -- http://www.facebook.com/groups/ArtAbandonment/

IMPORTANT NOTE: Just assume all of our activities are "at risk" activities. By joining this group you agree to hold the organizers, assistant organizers, and other members harmless and not liable. By participating in our meetups and activities you are responsible for your own health and safety and accept and voluntarily incur all risks of any injuries, damages, or harm which arise during or result from your participation in any Creative Release Project meetups and activities.

Having said that, I welcome you in the spirit of FUN and creative release! ;)

Your fellow Creative,

Michelle Hedgecock
Artist & SoulCollage® Facilitator
Cell: 1-760-832-0105
http://www.MichelleHedgecock.com

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CRP April Theme: Spiritual Rising

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Image: "Anubis Rising" by Vedran Misic https://www.1xrun.com/run/vedran-misic-anubis-rising/ Inspired by the many themes of resurrection for April, let's expand into the idea of rivival or the re-instatement of something in a spiritual form or experience. How does this idea feel or look for you? Share your creative expression of this in this month's release. ANY medium, ANY interpretation :) Please follow guidelines below. Be sure to post/share your releases -- Happy creating! Guidelines: Please post your releases (photo/where/when), it inspires others and may generate more participation...which means more ART out there! Be sure to include date of release, especially if posting photos. It’s up to you whether you leave your contact e-mail on your piece or if you choose to release anonymously. You can also add our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease) as a link for those who found your piece and may just want to check in and let us know where they found your art. Please share any updates, especially if you have been contacted by a lucky recipient! A rare and special outcome indeed :) Fingers crossed! Please do not use your releases within this group to promote sales/business. Let’s keep the simple act of giving with no expectations on both sides, allowing a lucky recipient to delight in the discovery of found, unexpected art :) Release creatively and responsibly. Meetup date/time: There is NO physical meetup place or time. But if you RSVP (recommended) to participate, you will receive the monthly meetup reminder for the third Sunday of each month, to release a piece of artwork created by you. Please sure to share with us when, where, and what you released! **It does NOT have to be on that day, that’s just a random day I picked. Feel free to release as many times a month as you wish, or as little as you wish. The third Sunday of each month is simply a date to remind you should you wish to release something at least once a month! Have fun with this, do this! Join our Creative Release Facebook page to see what others are releasing, wheeee! Post your releases here in our Meetup Creative Release photo album or via our Creative Release Project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease/) Create art. Release art. Found art = happy. Creative Release monthly is inspired directly by Rosa Murillo’s Found Art Tuesday project, and the exciting act of leaving your art in a public place for someone else to find (and keep!). As an avid participant in F.A.T., I wanted to encourage local creatives within Let Nature Be Your Muse and beyond to experience the spirit of creative release, and possibly make someone's day. I hope you join us for this recurring, monthly meetup to engage your creative spirit. Feel free to make your art or poetry on site, or bring a piece with you to leave behind. I ask you to have fun with it, to create thoughtful work and to venture forth in committing random acts of art! You may never know who will find it, or even when or if your work will be found :) Whether your art is photography, sculpting, writing, painting, drawing, beading, crocheting, etc., it’s time to fulfill your creative release by sharing your work with others--with no expectations in return!

CRP May theme: Asymmetrical Mandalas

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Or should I say MAYsymmetrical mandalas? Have a lot of fun with this not-so-perfect mandala theme. Free hand it, mix it up, altar perspectives with partial mandalas, deconstruct it...the ideas are endless in how you can experiment with the repeating patterns of a mandala. Allow yourself the experience of a meditative state while deconstructing your mandala, allow the flow and be open to where it takes you: embrace the perfection of imperfection, receive the gift of release. ANY medium, ANY interpretation :) Please follow guidelines below. Be sure to post/share your releases -- Happy creating! (Image: "3rd Eye Opening" my M. Hedgecock) Guidelines: Please post your releases (photo/where/when), it inspires others and may generate more participation...which means more ART out there! Be sure to include date of release, especially if posting photos. It’s up to you whether you leave your contact e-mail on your piece or if you choose to release anonymously. You can also add our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease) as a link for those who found your piece and may just want to check in and let us know where they found your art. Please share any updates, especially if you have been contacted by a lucky recipient! A rare and special outcome indeed :) Fingers crossed! Please do not use your releases within this group to promote sales/business. Let’s keep the simple act of giving with no expectations on both sides, allowing a lucky recipient to delight in the discovery of found, unexpected art :) Release creatively and responsibly. Meetup date/time: There is NO physical meetup place or time. But if you RSVP (recommended) to participate, you will receive the monthly meetup reminder for the third Sunday of each month, to release a piece of artwork created by you. Please sure to share with us when, where, and what you released! **It does NOT have to be on that day, that’s just a random day I picked. Feel free to release as many times a month as you wish, or as little as you wish. The third Sunday of each month is simply a date to remind you should you wish to release something at least once a month! Have fun with this, do this! Join our Creative Release Facebook page to see what others are releasing, wheeee! Post your releases here in our Meetup Creative Release photo album or via our Creative Release Project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease/) Create art. Release art. Found art = happy. Creative Release monthly is inspired directly by Rosa Murillo’s Found Art Tuesday project, and the exciting act of leaving your art in a public place for someone else to find (and keep!). As an avid participant in F.A.T., I wanted to encourage local creatives within Let Nature Be Your Muse and beyond to experience the spirit of creative release, and possibly make someone's day. I hope you join us for this recurring, monthly meetup to engage your creative spirit. Feel free to make your art or poetry on site, or bring a piece with you to leave behind. I ask you to have fun with it, to create thoughtful work and to venture forth in committing random acts of art! You may never know who will find it, or even when or if your work will be found :) Whether your art is photography, sculpting, writing, painting, drawing, beading, crocheting, etc., it’s time to fulfill your creative release by sharing your work with others--with no expectations in return!

CRP June Theme: "DARK MATTER"

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JUNE theme: "DARK MATTER" ANY medium, ANY interpretation :) Welcome to the dark side...well, black paper that is! Of course, you can take it deep-space-deep in your interpretation, but we're just talking about changing up your background paper. Create something on black paper instead of the more commonly used white paper. For other media, come up with some creative DARK or black backgrounds or backdrops (or back stories!) to your piece. It's up to you how literal you play around with this one. Just have fun while keeping it dark! Please follow release guidelines below. Be sure to post/share your releases -- Happy creating! (Mirror image of "Bird on Dark Background" by Natasha Gaus https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Bird-on-a-dark-background-Oil-Painting-Abstract-Art-Contemporary-Art-Original-Art-Home-Decor-Wall-Decor/709520/3465676/view ) GUIDELINES: Please post your releases (photo/where/when), it inspires others and may generate more participation...which means more ART out there! Be sure to include date of release, especially if posting photos. It’s up to you whether you leave your contact e-mail on your piece or if you choose to release anonymously. You can also add our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease) as a link for those who found your piece and may just want to check in and let us know where they found your art. Please share any updates, especially if you have been contacted by a lucky recipient! A rare and special outcome indeed :) Fingers crossed! Please do not use your releases within this group to promote sales/business. Let’s keep the simple act of giving with no expectations on both sides, allowing a lucky recipient to delight in the discovery of found, unexpected art :) Release creatively and responsibly. Meetup date/time: There is NO physical meetup place or time. But if you RSVP (recommended) to participate, you will receive the monthly meetup reminder for the third Sunday of each month, to release a piece of artwork created by you. Please sure to share with us when, where, and what you released! **It does NOT have to be on that day, that’s just a random day I picked. Feel free to release as many times a month as you wish, or as little as you wish. The third Sunday of each month is simply a date to remind you should you wish to release something at least once a month! Have fun with this, do this! Join our Creative Release Facebook page to see what others are releasing, wheeee! Post your releases here in our Meetup Creative Release photo album or via our Creative Release Project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease/) Create art. Release art. Found art = happy. Creative Release monthly is inspired directly by Rosa Murillo’s Found Art Tuesday project, and the exciting act of leaving your art in a public place for someone else to find (and keep!). As an avid participant in F.A.T., I wanted to encourage local creatives within Let Nature Be Your Muse and beyond to experience the spirit of creative release, and possibly make someone's day. I hope you join us for this recurring, monthly meetup to engage your creative spirit. Feel free to make your art or poetry on site, or bring a piece with you to leave behind. I ask you to have fun with it, to create thoughtful work and to venture forth in committing random acts of art! You may never know who will find it, or even when or if your work will be found :) Whether your art is photography, sculpting, writing, painting, drawing, beading, crocheting, etc., it’s time to fulfill your creative release by sharing your work with others--with no expectations in return!

CRP July Theme: "Psychedelic Music Fest"

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July theme: "Psychedelic Music Fest" ANY medium, ANY interpretation :) Hey man, turn up the volume with your best 1960's psychedelic music fest inspired artwork! Here's a far out idea my brother, in place of band names and location as per usual on a music fest poster, how about your mantra or message instead? Do I want to know your bag? Yeah man, lay it on me...get heavy, release that vibe and transform it into a beautiful message through your art work. Can you dig it? Please follow guidelines below. Be sure to post/share your releases -- Happy creating! (IMAGE: Fillmore poster Wes Wilson, 1966) GUIDELINES: Please post your releases (photo/where/when), it inspires others and may generate more participation...which means more ART out there! Be sure to include date of release, especially if posting photos. It’s up to you whether you leave your contact e-mail on your piece or if you choose to release anonymously. You can also add our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease) as a link for those who found your piece and may just want to check in and let us know where they found your art. Please share any updates, especially if you have been contacted by a lucky recipient! A rare and special outcome indeed :) Fingers crossed! Please do not use your releases within this group to promote sales/business. Let’s keep the simple act of giving with no expectations on both sides, allowing a lucky recipient to delight in the discovery of found, unexpected art :) Release creatively and responsibly. Meetup date/time: There is NO physical meetup place or time. But if you RSVP (recommended) to participate, you will receive the monthly meetup reminder for the third Sunday of each month, to release a piece of artwork created by you. Please sure to share with us when, where, and what you released! **It does NOT have to be on that day, that’s just a random day I picked. Feel free to release as many times a month as you wish, or as little as you wish. The third Sunday of each month is simply a date to remind you should you wish to release something at least once a month! Have fun with this, do this! Join our Creative Release Facebook page to see what others are releasing, wheeee! Post your releases here in our Meetup Creative Release photo album or via our Creative Release Project Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease/ (https://www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeRelease/) Create art. Release art. Found art = happy. Creative Release monthly is inspired directly by Rosa Murillo’s Found Art Tuesday project, and the exciting act of leaving your art in a public place for someone else to find (and keep!). As an avid participant in F.A.T., I wanted to encourage local creatives within Let Nature Be Your Muse and beyond to experience the spirit of creative release, and possibly make someone's day. I hope you join us for this recurring, monthly meetup to engage your creative spirit. Feel free to make your art or poetry on site, or bring a piece with you to leave behind. I ask you to have fun with it, to create thoughtful work and to venture forth in committing random acts of art! You may never know who will find it, or even when or if your work will be found :) Whether your art is photography, sculpting, writing, painting, drawing, beading, crocheting, etc., it’s time to fulfill your creative release by sharing your work with others--with no expectations in return!

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