getting creative with the minted 50.

my minted 50 art collage. / sfgirlbybay

i’ve been very kindly invited to participate a creative project called the Minted 50, and today i’m sharing my project and a little bit of my creative process with you. it was so much fun to actually get my hands dirty, so to speak and actually make something close to ‘art’ — i created this collage (above) using photographs i took and ephemera i collected whilst on holiday in london. The Minted 50 is a series of 50 creative projects over 50 consecutive days by 50 artists and creatives. To develop the projects, minted has partnered with Van’s General Store, the creative agency headed by Scott Carlson and Liev Schreiber, and VGS’s longtime friend and collaborator Andy Spade, creative leader and co-founder of Partners & Spade — an impressive line-up to be sure. not officially calling myself an artist, i was most honored to be included in the minted 50!

my london themed art project for minted 50 / sfgirlbybayputting together my london themed collage for minted 50. / sfgirlbybaycollage supplies for minted 50. / sfgirlbybay

so, what’s the minted 50? Every day features a new creative challenge or ‘prompt’ led by a member of minted’s artist community and other creative leaders. Each project is designed to encourage everyday acts of creativity and collaboration, and anyone can participate. and, at the end of 50 days, all of the projects will be exhibited at the gallery of Van’s General Store in New York City, and auctioned off to benefit RxArt, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to help children heal through the extraordinary power of visual art.

items from my trip to london for my minted 50 collage. / sfgirlbybaylondon art collage. / sfgirlbybay

and what’s also very cool, is minted is inviting people to follow along and participate in the minted 50 design challenges! Watch the videos, learn more about the projects, and download instructions on how to join in at the minted 50. it was so much fun to make something tactile, and memorable from my trip. i hope you’ll jump in and make something that means something to you, too!

london art collage. / sfgirlbybayminted 50 art project. / sfgirlbybay

• photography by lily glass for sfgirlbybay.

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