If Tomorrow Came Yesterday – A Mystery Project

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.”
– Harvey Fierstein

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

The Mystery Project – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor and Sharpie

I painted this little postcard for a project with Art House Coop, in Brooklyn, NY and Prismacolor.  The idea of the project is to make a stranger’s day.  I received a little kit in the mail from Art House Coop, with a new Prismacolor artist pen and a theme.  The theme for my card was “If tomorrow came yesterday”.  I painted this little card and left it in a public place for a stranger to find.  Isn’t that a cool project?  2000 artists are participating.   I love it.  Debi Engle says this is a rak,  A random act of kindness.  I like that!  So far, I have not heard from anyone, saying it has been found, so it may still be out there.    I can’t show you the picture of where I left it, because one of you clever people may figure it out… then it’s not so random.  🙂

About Harvey Fierstein

Harvey Fierstein, the raspy-voiced American actor, playwright, and gay activist, is best known for his semiautobiographical play, Torch Song Trilogy, which garnered Tony Awards for writing and acting. He was born in Brooklyn in 1954. His onstage debut as a female impersonator at age 16 led to a role in a 1971 Andy Warhol play. He adapted the French show La Cage aux Folles into a Broadway musical and, later, the movie The Birdcage. He has appeared in such varied movies as Independence Day and Mrs. Doubtfire.

4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy D
    May 09, 2012 @ 09:10:40

    I just LOVE this cute old-fashioned car! Oh my gosh! Old-fashioned, finely crafted neat looking things (before the advent of cheap plastic junk and nondescript vehicles), I am a big fan of (hence my recent cat ship and airship and maybe more things coming up). Also I really like that olive kind of green and all the blues and greens in the background. This is definitely a favorite! And yes, sounds like a totally cool project.

    Define yourself! I like it. 🙂


    • Beth Parker
      May 09, 2012 @ 09:26:21

      Thanks so much, Cindy! I had such a great time painting it! I love the cool details you put in your paintings, like they put in the old time cars like this. (Does that make a lick of sense?) It’s so much fun to be artsy, isn’t it!


  2. just4crafters
    May 09, 2012 @ 07:14:48

    Very cool idea! Sounds like a lot of fun! Love the picture!!! The sentiment is the best!!! It really gets you thinking. Have a wonderful day! ~Sophia


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