The night came and went as fast as anything I can remember. My wish is that the 700 people that came to the event had a chance to enter the big crooked house and share in the interactive Dream Wall. There were 10 different artists who created their idea of a childhood fort, and each fort was very different, original, and creative. I used 500 square feet of cardboard and invested $100+ in materials, and it would’ve cost more if I didn’t have some generous donations of paint and painting materials (thank you Bill).
I worked on my Dream House/fort for two weeks and then realized I bit off more than I could chew…I needed some help – it was too big to put together myself (have you ever tried to build a house out of cardboard!?) After enlisting the help of a good friend, we had the house built and ready for the event in no time. Did I mention that my girlfriend was (and, as of this posting, is still) due to give birth at any moment?
The night started at 8pm with press visiting and asking questions (socal.com covered the event and so did LA Weekly) and things got really busy, real fast. The house was packed most of the night with visitors entering into an enchanted dream house where they could add their desire to the Dream Wall. Two Hundred Post-It notes later, the wall was filled with some funny, weird, and inspiring dreams and desires.
There was also a contest! The person who’s Post-It note inspired me the most wins a free 11×14″ matted print from my website. I also chose two runners up that will also get some free stuff! If you see your Post-It note below, all you have to do is contact me at: “joelharrisstudio at gmail.com” to claim your prize.
Thank you everyone who attended and was a part of the adventure that is and was FORT. Thank you cARTel for the opportunity to share THE DREAM.
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