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miss understanding
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Fortune Not Cookie by miss understanding

January 6th, 2008 12:24 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: Install fortunes of your devising in permanent or non-permanent media in openable structures, such that passersby will come across them.

I've been thinking about this task for a little while and came up with what I wanted to do a few days ago, but it took the need to run an errand to buy some duct tape for me to get around to implementation. I decided to keep it somewhat small since I decided to stick my "fortunes" on fixtures in a department store (I suppose K-mart would be called a department store?). Two fortunes, six of each....

"You are already beautiful"-to be placed on fixtures in the beauty product section


"You are not your underwear size"-to be placed on fixtures in, you guessed it, the women's underwear section. It's all about the underwear with me lately. This comes from an essay I wrote in an old blog of mine recalling how I used to gauge myself/my body on what size my underwear was and would fret about someone else seeing the size unless I believed the size to be small enough, as well as my love of Fight Club.

I apologize for the blurriness of the text in the pictures. While I made them large enough to be legible, I also made them as small as possible so that they might have a fighting chance of being there for awhile.

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The fortunes

The fortunes

I went with size 10 font.


Ye ol' magic sticker maker

Ye ol' magic sticker maker

Thank you best friend!


We're in business

We're in business

It's been a long time since I've used this so my first sheet ended up getting put in the wrong way.


Ready for sticking

Ready for sticking

I cut them all up and then divided them into two piles, one for each of my pockets.


The mart

The mart


Round 1

Round 1

I wasn't sure where I was going to put the first group of stickers until I came upon this tower of underwear. It was a multi-level bin providing me not only with lots of sticker space but with a cover of sorts as well.


Round 1 co.

Round 1 co.

Again, sorry about the blur. I was too nervous to sit and fiddle with my camera too much, plus I am not sure that would have amounted to a clearer picture anyway.


Adaptation

Adaptation

During round 1, I had a hard time as I was doing the stickers one by one. My nervousness coupled with a "bad hand day" (I have some nerve damage) did not make peeling the backings off one by one easy nor efficient. For round 2, I walked around and peeled them all off and then "loaded" them on to my hand.


Round 2

Round 2

I put most of them around the faces of make up displays.


Round 2 co.

Round 2 co.

The last isle to hit really only had nail polish, but I thought it worth stickering.



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posted by Hemingway Kat on January 6th, 2008 1:55 PM

love, lovE, loVE, lOVE, LOVE.

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posted by miss understanding on January 6th, 2008 3:37 PM

HKat-thank you very much, love.

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posted by Lincøln on January 6th, 2008 6:17 PM

Awesome.

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posted by susy derkins on January 6th, 2008 7:50 PM

Teary eyes here, a flash of warmth for Kmart shoppers.

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posted by miss understanding on January 6th, 2008 9:52 PM

Warm sentiments in isle six.:)

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posted by bunny dragon on January 11th, 2008 12:33 PM

You used stickers?

I guess that makes me go "hmm", because it's not reverseable, which I advocate as being important for stuff like this.

It does lead to an interesting conundrum: if it's trivially reversable (by having a slip of paper being thrown out), is it worth doing?

I do like the basic idea, though. :)

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posted by miss understanding on January 12th, 2008 8:10 AM

Thank you.

The stickers that come out of my sticker maker aren't of the quality that would lead me to believe that anyone will have a hard time taking those stickers down.

Are small things that will exist as they are intended for a short period of time worth it? I believe so. That's the social worker/occasional optimist in me. Not everyone can reach everyone all the time, but most people can reach at least one person for one moment in time. Of course one does have to consider the effort going into whatever project is in question.

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posted by Whimsical Disarray on August 11th, 2009 4:54 PM

You know, you could add something like this to Operation Beautiful.

:)