September 17, 2012
Tom and Ketti discovered SLF#15 and took him/her home to live with them in beautiful harmony. Apparently, the new friend loves Vierne organ symphonies. Who knew?!
Thank you, Ketti and Tom!
September 14, 2012
Spineless Little Friend #14 just took up (semi)permanent residence at Indy Hall. Love it!
Squishy high fives and slimey lovehugs to the great people at Indy Hall!
September 11, 2012
Spineless Little Friend #5 found a home…and a friend…with Rachel, a very enthusiastic and awesome supporter of this project. She took her new Friend on an epic journey, detailed in her own words and pictures below:
Found in 19196 – at 4:30am, I had a bad dream and went for a walk, finding #5 instantly made me feel better.
Taken to 10003- stayed overnight and left from LGA
Flown to 80249- Denver Airport
Driven to 81235 – Lake City, CO
Made friends with a chipmunk!
Hiked up 14,048ft (Mt. Handie’s Peak, 81235)
“Passed on -
I have a sneaky suspicion that #5 should reach the west coast fairly soon! “
I love this sooooooooooooo much. Thank you, Rachel!
August 24, 2012
August 24, 2012
Hello, friends (spineless and otherwise):
I’ve started a Twitter account to help spread the word about the projects, and hear your ideas about how we can keep this thing going!
Let’s be #squishyfriends.
August 22, 2012
SLF #1 in Philadelphia, PA 19103
August 21, 2012
August 20, 2012
Today is the day!
I’m teaming up with my friend Conrad from the fan-flippin’-tastic blog Streets Dept to do a little pictorial of the installation of the first “wave” of Spineless Little Friends, set to start their migration from Center City today circa 7pm. I’m a little worried about the rain, so we’re going to release maybe 10-12 today, and then follow with the rest of the jellies over the next two weeks.
Each jelly is going to have an ID tag with a QR code directing the “finder” to this blog, plus a number. That way, if someone finds a jelly, they can email firstname.lastname@example.org with their area code plus the jelly’s number and we can “track” that particular jelly’s migration through the city…the country…the world!
I think the tags look pretty cute!
I’m so excited!
August 15, 2012
Many years ago, when I was an art teacher with AmeriCorps, I created a large installation with my students, ranging in ages from 8-14, consisting of dozens of jellyfish created from recycled materials. Here are some photos from the original install:
Most of the jellyfish were returned to the students that created them, but many of those students had dropped out…or moved away…and we were unable to return them. Plus, I had personally made over 15 jellies.
I’ve carried them around with me for years, never knowing quite what to do with them, but not wanting to discard them either.
So I decided to share them.
If you found a jelly, please take it home, love it…and if you’re so inclined, snap a pic of your new spineless little friend and send it to email@example.com along with your zip code.
I’ll post pics of the heartless little beings as they migrate their way into loving homes.
You know what would be really cool? If we could get one all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
That’s my goal. Just ONE PICTURE of a jelly in front of the great Pacific.
Once you are done living and loving your jelly, hang it somewhere else…near…far..send it to a friend!
Just like in the ocean, I want them to float on, drifting from place to place.