Thursday, January 5, 2017

Announcing! The 2017 FUN A DAY PROJECTS!

Some of you have been really eager to see what everyone's working on. I'm so sorry it took a few days longer than expected!

Despite the wait, it looks like things are going swell for lots of you, with folks posting their first days to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Search #FunADay and #FunADayPGH and check them out! Or scroll through the websites linked below.


Sunday, January 1, 2017

Day One: Fun-A-Day is all a BZZZZ

It's January 1! New Years Day is the one holiday that's perfectly suited to doing exactly what you want like enjoying the sunshine, eating good food, relaxing on the couch and watching movies, and starting your Fun A Day project!

Here's what's people were doing around the 'Burgh today:
Angela's Tardis Pattern
Can you guess what this is going to be?

Angela, who's doing her third Fun A Day, is keeping in the handmade/hand sewn groove this year. Her first sewing project is laid out and patterned in this photo she shared with us on Facebook.

Swear More! Magnet by Lisa
I think we'll all be swearing this month.
We're super *#&@-ing excited for Lisa's project. She's making art and fulfilling her resolution! Double duty!

Finally make sure you head over to Facebook and check out Bonnie's Bee project. She did a very cool video explaining her interest in bees, how she thinks the project might go, introducing her chatty kitty, and giving a tour of her magical art den.

Great work on Day 1 everybody! Cheers!

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Fun-A-Day 2017!

Fun-A-Day: Do your fun thing every day in January!

Have you been brainstorming your Fun-A-Day 2017 project? Think you want to give it a shot? 

All are welcome. There are just two rules: 

1. Do something every day during the month of January that you think is fun! 
2. If it's not fun, make it fun, or put it down! 

At the end, we all get together for an art show (well, lots of us do, no pressure!). 

Monday, November 28, 2016

2016 Projects

Fun-A-Day 2016 

Fun-A-Day celebrated eight years of fun in 2016 with not one, but TWO shows, plus a mid-month hang-out/catch-up/craft-n-snack fest. Starting on January 1, we had a month long installation at Roboto where lots of people brought their past Fun-A-Day projects (in part or whole) to show off. It jump started everyone's cretivity and was the perfect place to meet up again for a half-way through check-in. Thanks to our friends at Roboto! 

The showcase of projects this year was at the crazy awesome TechShop in Bakery Square on February 6 and 7. Lots of space, lots of light and lots of good vibes. It was even one of NextPittsburgh's Top Ten Events NOT TO MISS in February! 

Great job to everyone who completed a little bit of Fun-A-Day 2016, did the whole shebang, and extra special great job to the people who volunteered to help too! 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

That's a wrap on Fun-a-Day 2016!

Oh, you guys, this year's Fun-a-Day project was great! The exhibition was beautiful! TechShop was a wonderful host venue for us, and we installed about 30 projects in three rooms -- watercolors, pencil sketches, sewing and textiles, photos, poetry, fiction, video and song projects, stamping, laser cutting, sculpture and collage, tattooing! So many kinds of art represented here!

Here's a set of photos from the exhibition.

And here's a pretty dear article from the Pitt News about Fun-a-Day:

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Fun-a-Day 2016: One more day!

Which, by the way, made the top spot for Ten Pittsburgh Events Not to Miss in February, via Next Pittsburgh! Pretty rad!

And a former fun-a-dayer interviewed a current fun-a-dayer about his City Paper cover from earlier in the month. Check it out -- they know of each other via fun-a-day!

Fun-a-Day 2016: Two more days to go!

Today I'm so excited to give you a sweet little update from a project I saw in the early of the month but then didn't see any updates on for a while: Look at this lovely fat stack of illustrations and writing! I love a collaborative project!  Allison's drawing headstones from the Allegheny Cemetery, and John is writing a story to go with them.

Only two more days of this project to go, and then it's SHOW TIME!

Show details are this:

Opening reception is at TechShop on Saturday, February 6, from 6pm-9pm.
The show will remain on view until midnight Saturday night, and from 9am-midnight on Sunday, February 7.
Because TechShop is a working shop, you'll need to sign in when you get to the lobby.
FB event here! Invite yr pals!

See y'all next weekend!