I'm not much of an artist myself, but I love art, and I love to help artists create things. I like to make spaces in which art can happen.
My friend Lauren has a vintage typewriter collection. So I had the idea to collect a bunch of tables and chairs, and for us to set up a bunch of typewriters in random parks around Seattle. Passersby were able to sit down and type whatever they wanted to. We made sure the machines were working well, had paper and ribbon, and even had some writing cues laying around for those who didn't know what to write, but wanted to.
It was apparently newsworthy, and over two summers we did this in 5 or 6 parks around the city.
Writers were welcome to give us their work, and their address. We would then shuffle all the submissions, and people would get someone else's work in the mail, months later.
We called it The Carriage Return and published many of the pieces to this tumblr.
It morphed into Ribbon and Rhyme, which was using the typewriters for poetry in various Seattle Public Libraries.
I've also produced a bunch of raves/Burning Man events.
Like this one, which was a one-night "decompression" event after Burning Man, called Seacompression.
And this is me being the emcee for another year's decompression event I helped produce.
So those are some of my artistic endeavors.
And on Saturday, I picked up another 50 vintage typewriters...