Mitten Maker Monday: Waiting Line Theory

It’s Monday again, and you know what that means. We’re bringing you a look at what Michigan makers are making.

Our entry this week is sent in by Royal Oak resident Chris of Waiting Line Theory. We love this group not only because they have been cheering for us from the very beginning, but because they support artists of all kinds in an un-elitist and super supportive way. From music to art to writing to crafts, W.L.T. is a place for everyone to gather and share. And now onto the submission …

Says Chris of his work:
“here’s something i made not long ago; its part of a series of pieces each named ‘a folk tale.’
i used 4″x6″ picture frames from a 99 cent store, some velcro from home depot, double-sided tape, scissors, and a typewriter.
currently there are four in the series, though this one is my favorite …
the plain white paper collects dirt and dust from gallery visitors’ fingers as they play with the variations on the phrases. i dont like the “don’t touch” aspect of art galleries, so this is my somewhat insignificant attempt to break down that barrier, even if only for a moment.”

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Want to be a part of Mitten Maker Mondays?
It’s simple! We’ll post anything you’ve made by hand on Mondays. You absolutely do not need to be a “professional artist” or crafty company owner to participate — though you can use us as free publicity for your indie company. The only rule is that you be a Michigan maker. To participate, take a quick snapshot of your work and pass it along to us at handmadedetroit at yahoo dot com. We’ll post it in the blog with your information — so be sure to include some information like your name, hometown and a web site link if have them. We can’t wait to see what you’re up to.