Greetings fellow Gritty Tacomans, Monkey Lovers and Intrepid Urban Explorers (from all around the world based on our blog statistics)
Welcome to today’s installment of “Ask the Naughty Monkey a Question”
But first… a monkey tease…
What’s shiny, round, made of glass and hangs out with loins?
Marble Man’s treasures…
More are being found, and there are some big ones this year!
Don’t forget to use the #monkeyshines2016 hashtag to post your finds on social media!
And now… another one of your questions answered…
What might we found out there?
The monkeys have been frantically staying up late creating lovely glass creations
Just over 1,000 pieces of glass art; roughly 60% are medallions and 40% floats.
Year of the monkey stoneware pendants created by Muddy and Dizzy Monkey
Collectible (first in a series of 12) watercolor painting print postcards
Sunflower seed bombs
Messages in bottles: jokes, stories, pictures, poems and calls to action created by our mini monkeys at Grant Elementary (don’t tell Ms Monkey I gave away our mini monkey’s identities or I’ll be in big trouble again.)
Ceramic sake cups
Clay zen pots
And some other special surprises…
Let’s just say that there are more than 2,500 pieces of art just waiting to be discovered in a moment of serendipity in the spirit of community.
*check the archives of this blog for photos
And then there are our Monkey Friends…
Marble Man has been quite busy this year.
But wait! There’s more!
We’re also looking forward to Brick Monkey’s lego monkey faces and Ms Brick Monkey’s knit/crochet monkeys, the 12th Man Sisters fabulous polymer creations and hopefully MoonSnail will be back out with their treats from the sea. And for gosh sakes, the Naughty Monkey is dying to know… Will there be Octopi this year?
We just got word from another tribe of rogue monkeys who are also putting out shiny things.
The Naughty Monkey is SO EXCITED!!!
Stay tuned tomorrow, when the Naughty Monkey tells you where to look!!!
Of course, you can join in on the fun and be a monkey friend as well!
What do YOU do/create/share? Do you create art? Have any fun collectibles to share? Inspirational messages? Music you could leave on a CD? Performance Art? Or just sharing joy and community?
Don’t forget to visit Exit 133 The “Official Monkeyshines Hub”
This is where you go to get the latest official MonkeyShine news and find out where people are searching and finding: http://www.exit133.com/articles/view/the-end-of-the-monkeyshines-cycle.-or-is-it#.Vq7tL7IrKUk
And of course, you can always help fund Monkeyshines and ensure that we are able to continue it for the full 12 year cycle.
You can donate any amount of money to the project. Every dollar makes art: DONATE HERE.
You can purchase a limited edition Monkey candle cup. The price is $100 and the money is intended to, again, make more art for this year’s Monkeyshines. Pick up is either at Sonja’s in Proctor, or Creative Forces in the Murano Hotel. They will both have inventory available for sale as well. You can BUY THE CUPS ONLINE and pick it up from one of these two shops or you can purchase it at the shop. The fine folks at the shops are just helping Ms. Monkey and not technically selling these, so please pay in cash or check if you’re planning to do it in person.
Happy Seeking Monkey Lovers…