Thursday, June 14, 2012

"The Whatevers" Are you ready?

I am so excited to introduce you to The Whatevers - a creative story telling project by Nat Kalbach, Catherine Scanlon  and I.  Excited is an understatement... I'm giddy! This is going to be so much fun!
As many of you know.. the three of us have been friends for many years, so being able to work on something like this with them makes me SO happy!
What all three of us have in common (besides enjoying each others company, creating art and having a blast) is the love for vintage photos, whether it be family treasures or the found ones -- you know the ones that have no story. They are the most intriguing ones to me

Have you ever been to a flea market and then had this weird sensation of those faces from long ago times looking at you? Sometimes you find a little trace of the history on those photos, the name and city of the photographer, a scribbled note or year on the back of the photo…but that is it. There is no more ….Really…no more? They are forgotten as long as they have no name and no story…

We want to give those Whatevers a name- we want to make them part of our family and if you want…you can make them part of your family too.

Here is how it works
  • Cat, Nat and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th – each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you to download and show us your version of The Whatevers.
  • There is no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the length or the form of the story- it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the artform you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an artjournal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page

The first Whatever Post will be up tomorrow – make sure to check out our blogs:)


Sarah said...

I know you are excited about this and I can't wait to see what you gals come up with.

Brenda said...

This is so intriguing. Can't wait to visit tomorrow!

Catherine said...

yay -- you got it figured out! So love the idea of working with you on an extended project -- wahoo!

Jan Hennings said...

HA...I hope there's a few funny stories up your sleeve:)

A Vintage Chic said...

What a fabulous idea, Vicki! I know you three will come up with AMAZING stories & projects! Looking forward to this!

Hope your trip to Mexico was amazing!


harrahx2 said...

Love the layout and the story is perfect. What a fun plan you all have!

julie said...

Thanks for inviting us to play with you and the download also. Thanks for sharing, God bless you and yours.

Kinzie said...

Very cool idea Vic!!