mapping memories


Oh, washi tape… I love it so much, so when Sara Barnes of Speckled Canary {she was the woman behind the Collage Scrap Exchange that I wrote about last year} asked if I wanted to take part in this creative challenge, called “Mapping Memories”, I said ‘YES’! She has teamed up with a Canadian shop called Omiyage that are alllll about washi tape, and here’s what they want you to do. Create pieces of art, based on personal memories, completely out of pretty, cut or torn, washi tape! Ok, if you want to draw here or there, or add a tiny found image you can, but try to collage the whole thing out of tape!  Here’s the deal:

“Memories are a powerful thing. Sometimes, they’re so clear that we can recall how something looked, smelled, or even tasted. Speckled Canary’s latest project celebrates this phenomena and invites you to recollect memories with washi tape!

Lovely. If you want to play along, just sign up by August 16th. It’s $15 for a starter kit of washi tape, but if you already have your own stash {that would be me!} it’s $3. At the end of all of this, there will be a big interactive map of everyone’s memories from around the world, including yours… oh, and there will even be some prizes from Omiyage and Speckled Canary! Can. Not. Wait. Have fun exploring all of your colorful memories! All details re: submitting your work etc can be found at Speckled Canary. *All images above from Omiyage’s blog.

comments (9)

  1. Karen Djaddah /// 08.09.2015 /// 8:25am

    Im from mexico city. Can I participate?

  2. the jealous curator /// 08.09.2015 /// 9:05am

    yes karen! it’s open to the whole wide world! have fun!

  3. Jess /// 08.09.2015 /// 10:17pm

    Hello! Do you have more details about the starter kit? Are you providing full rolls and if so, how many?! Thanks!!

  4. the jealous curator /// 08.10.2015 /// 8:08am

    hey jess, this isn’t my project but if you pop over to the mapping memories site you can find the info there, or reach out to them. have fun!

  5. Vicki /// 08.10.2015 /// 7:54am

    Signed up and ready for the challenge!

  6. Berta /// 08.10.2015 /// 6:19pm

    I have never heard of washi tape. I feel like there has been something missing in my life and I didn’t even know. I am excited to sign up.

  7. the jealous curator /// 08.10.2015 /// 9:45pm

    you’re going to LOVE it berta : )

  8. Lisa S /// 08.12.2015 /// 6:40am

    I signed up (just the entry and discount code, no tape, I have tons) and have actually started my project already but I did notice that the Omiyage shop is closed….

  9. the jealous curator /// 08.12.2015 /// 9:07am

    hi lisa! i think they’re in the middle of changes locations. follow them on instagram and you’ll see them packing up, and unpacking soon! 🙂