finders keepers

I’m always amazed at childrens abilities to heal themselves. We took advantage of an energy spurt in our sick boy and brought the littles to Granville Island this morning for a little fresh air and a scavenger hunt, Valentine’s style.

I heard about this public art installation by Vancouver based artist, Jasna Sokolovic via Poppytalk and Got Craft. I was so hoping we would be well enough to participate. And we were!

Up to 200 ceramic hearts were scattered across the island today and we must have found at least twenty of them. We brought a couple home and took photos of the rest so that they could remain in situ for others to find them.

I loved wandering around with the boys in the rain, looking into nooks and crannies, stopping into Rogers for a little chocolate treat and bringing some market soup home for lunch. It was perfect.

Each heart was positioned in a thoughtful way. It gave me the opportunity to look at a familiar environment in a new way. The framing was considered and as a result the hearts just jumped out at us. Even the ones that were way up high. So often art is not accessible to children. This was just right for little ones. We even found a few graffiti hearts too.

If you are in Vancouver, why not use our photos as a hint to where you might find a ceramic (or graffiti) heart all your own!

1. 42/365, 2. Untitled, 3. Untitled, 4. Untitled, 5. Untitled, 6. Untitled, 7. Untitled, 8. Untitled, 9. Untitled, 10. Untitled, 11. Untitled, 12. Untitled, 13. Untitled, 14. Untitled, 15. Untitled, 16. Untitled

Thank you to Vasna for creating such a lovely event!

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2 responses to “finders keepers

  1. What a lovely idea I bet you had as much fun as the kids with this one. Smiles!

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