Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pete...the first Toy Society drop

This is Pete. I made him for The Toy Society. Pete loves hugs, gummy worms, playing peek-a-boo, and listening to his favorite band, Hootie and the Blowfish.

Today I drove him into town, fastened him to a lamp post in front of the public library, and just walked away....leaving him there, stranded.

I felt bad about it in a "I'm a hopeless dork" kinda way.

Mark drove into town FOUR hours later and poor Pete was still hanging there, homeless. I hope someone gives him a home soon! It's dark out and it's gonna get cold tonight.

The Toy Society project is part random acts of handmade goodness, part street art. How ironic that as I am dropping my toy I come across this...

Guess I'm not the only "street artist" in town!

If you haven't been yet, go check out The Toy Society or the Toy Society Flickr group where they're making the world a nicer place, one toy at a time.


Elizabeth said...

What a cool idea!

Yarni Gras! said...

Pete is so cute, he is bound to have been rescued! I can't wait for the Valentine day drop! :-)

Juddie said...

Don't worry - he's just waiting for the perfect family to come along and find him. He looks nice and cosy with those fluffy feathers :-)

50sgal said...

what a crafty idea, I am not sure if littering would fit here in 1955where I am currently living, but maybe I could leave a straded struedal on a neighbors door. Nice blog.

Anonymous said...

How awesome is that?
I just love Pete.
I would rescue him.
I would have a hard time letting him go if I made him.

You did a good job!

Patty said...

Did her ever get picked up?

Faluche said...

Pete is just adorable ! Hope he finds a good home, but I'm sure he will ;-)

J. Shea Stanley said...

That is awesome! I used to take my sketchbooks with me on my Sunday morning Cracker Barrel trips (oh how i miss them) and just leave a sketch stashed away somewhere at the table when I left. Maybe I'll start that again.