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Fonne Tayne
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Neighborhood Tattoo by Fonne Tayne

May 8th, 2007 12:19 AM

INSTRUCTIONS: Create a publicly viewable permanent tattoo for your neighborhood, on the sidewalk, for example.

{{{ UPDATE this task has been erased in the 'real world.' I will have my retribution! Magritte will bombe the canvas forest to smithereens before we're through!!!!! }}}

I've been really nervous about the forest constables, and so I've had to wait to put this one up for a little while. They tend to patrol our area of the woods non-stop, both day and night. Lucky for me there are so many canvas trees growing that it's not an issue of finding a place to put stuff up.


One canvas (white and flat)

One Krylon outdoor metallic paint (spray, red)

One fatty cap to make it easier

One stencil prepared in advance

One home-snipped balaclava used to evade electronic surveillance by the constables (i've noticed that in recent years they've developed a real taste for snapping fotos in the moment)

One roll tape to hold up stencil to canvas (blue, extra strong)

One digital camera (loaned)

One anti-fingerprint black glove (paranoia you say? nay, preparedness, young ones)

One flashlight (blue, and metal, in case of emergency)

One slow-burning Natty S. (for steadying of the nervous energy)

So last night I left the house, camouflaged and supplies in hand, and my newest hausmate spied me... "Are you off to do something sneaky?" he asked rhetorically. I replied, "yes," of course, "but nothing harmful." "Fair enough then." He's not been introduced to the good ol game just yet and despite his lack of concern for my attire, he seemed to tacitly approve.

I wanted to wait til around midnight, but I was getting sleepy. Unfortunately for me I spied too many people waiting on the bus route where I had planned to do it, so I stayed on the other side of the forest. It was safer and there is even a group of home-grown, rare LUCIS AETERNAE above me providing a pleasantly chilly glow whenever the sun isn't present. The denizens of the woods aren't generally about by this time, they've mostly gone home.

I chose a fresh canvas near the secondary bus stop which also gets a lot of foot traffic. I hope people like the new tat! It's kind of small, only about a foot and a half by two or three feet, I don't think we'll be doing laser removal anytime soon.

The stencil was simple cardboard... thanks Flax! I like paper better than plastic. For now it's easier to control linework and I've come to the non-empirical conclusion that paper is thicker and somehow absorbs the spray faster while there tends to be more drip when plastic is used.

....always check for updates!

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ceci face.JPG
ceci text.JPG
forest full of canvas.JPG
cigarette case.JPG

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posted by Blue on May 8th, 2007 9:36 AM

Might not be the best example... but that warning could work for

posted by Fonne Tayne on May 8th, 2007 9:59 AM

not a bad idea, but i found another humorous one.....

Sherm hurts
posted by Joshua Johnson on May 8th, 2007 4:48 PM

I like your stencil meng.

accomplice? dirty dirty

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posted by Fonne Tayne on May 11th, 2007 12:28 PM

meng? dirty??


posted by Blue on July 11th, 2007 11:31 AM

Can you help me make a stencil?
GET IT!?!?

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posted by Fonne Tayne on September 14th, 2007 1:51 AM

latin phrases FTW!

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posted by salad fingers on May 4th, 2008 3:17 AM

your body is so much fun. i'd like to give it a BIG STROKE.