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May 17, 2010

New Project: Goodfiti


This is a project I originally started last year but did not accomplish as much as I wanted to. Then winter came and I put it aside. I'm bringing it back now, with a new name too.

You can probably guess from the name that this isn't your typical graffiti project. Here in Brampton, there is quite a bit of graffiti around, especially in hidden areas like under bridges or around bike paths. Some of the messages I see in the graffiti really disgust me. A lot of them consist of dirty things, swear words, drugs, and really stupid things in general. Occasionally the city paints over these places, but the graffiti always comes back.

What I want to do is replace all the bad graffiti with good graffiti. Things with positive messages and insightful meanings.


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If you'd like to participate, you can definitely join me if you live in Brampton (I doubt the majority of you even know where that is!).

But even if you're far, I need your ideas!
I am looking for positive words, insightful phrases, meaningful quotes, and even pictures (that would be easy to outline) to stencil out and spray paint!
Leave your thoughts in a comment, or e-mail me.



U P D A T E S

June 21, 2010
Wall of 6 words
Wall of 6 words



June 29, 2010
I was featured in a blog entry at The Big Give!





July 9, 2010
I was featured in The Daily Letter as "Graffiti Girl".




33 comments:

Paige Baker said...

You are awesome Dori. I'm glad you finally posted this. And HELL YEAH QUOTE MASTER! (that's me)

Rebekah said...

Brilliant!

Bonnie said...

What a great idea. Someone should do something like this in my town...

S and O said...

this sounds like a great and fun idea...I'll certainly keep this post in mind and try to come up with some positive quotes and what not to shoot back at you, for sure :)

xoxo
Olivia

Anaurora H said...

HELL YEAH PAIGE!! lol
I do think this is a great idea Dori, if I find something worthy of being in a wall for everyone to see, I'll sure let you know.

whyimbored said...

a friend of mine did this in high school - it turned out really cool

shari @ little blue deer said...

That is a fabulous idea, Dori! Seriously, if it's just going to come back, why not spread the love? How about a little Elvis Costello quote: "What's So Funny 'Bout Peace, Love and Understanding?"

p.s. I want my flower drawing!

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

Great idea!
'Positive Pollution'
Perhaps you could even spray that somewhere?...
Happy aerosoling. x

Jolien said...

What a good idea, wish I had time to spread some love.

BethanySusan said...

you are freakin amazing for doing this.

'swallow your doubt, not your pride' and 'smile though your heart is breaking' come to mind.

Sam Liu said...

Great idea, I love it! I'll think about a few suggestions and get back to you :D

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Not a day without a bite of love!

Caroline said...

This is amazing!!! You are lovely!! xo

Anonymous said...

"where's your smile?" (:

CupKay said...

I LOVE THIS!

Kate said...

This is a lovely idea. I really admire what you are doing.

Kate x

Anonymous said...

i think youre cool.

Kimbirdy said...

oh this is so inspiring! love it!

amy@flyingakite.blogspot.com said...

oh this is soooooooo neat and lovely

wish i lived closer!
you sound like a doll

kiss kiss! xo
hope to hear from you
http://flyingakite.blogspot.com

mina said...

very cool.

Tuesdai Noelle said...

Hey Dori....

Life is a treasure: explore it. Live it.

That's just off the top of my head. Also, I gave you a Dazzle Girl blog Award

Have a fab day :)

dtrh said...

my favorite is " eARTh "

we've been doing the same thing here in aus.
hope all goes swell.

Neon Gypsy said...

this is awesome!! (: i love the idea, wow wow wow!!
have you heard of you are beautiful? it's positive graffiti too (: their website is: http://www.you-are-beautiful.com

Kim-Anh Nguyen ART said...

i love the idea!!!

alaina said...

thanks so much for following my blog cos otherwise i would never have found yours! what a gorgeous blog you have! and this is a fabulous idea! ooooh the possibilities are endless of what you could write...
"CHOOSE happiness"
"if you see someone without a smile, give them one of yours"
"remember that everyone you meet is afraid of something, loves something and has lost something."
"be the change that you want to see in the world"
are some i like at the moment :)

wallflower said...

Thanks everyone for the suggestions and comments.

This made me happy.

I really like some of these and will definitely stencil them to life!

Sabriel said...

LOVe this idea! may i do the same?

wallflower said...

Sabriel, pleeeeeeeease do! :) Spread the goodness! ♥

Anonymous said...

one of my favorite quotes is:
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
-Mother Teresa
and since this is a goodfitti thing
"Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it."
"If life was easy, where would all the adventures be?"
or in the vein of the pic you have, just write
you are wonderful
over and over again.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I had this exact same idea as well. I started doing some in Toronto, neat!

Chandni said...

Great idea! Some suggestions:

"Two monologues don't make a dialogue"
"Don't fight a fact, deal with it. Don't discard yourself, be more of it." Hugh Prather

Do post pictures of your Goodfitti :)

Jessica said...

awesome idea!

Alessandra said...

This is honestly one of the most quirky and brilliant ideas i've ever heard of . . . but then again, all of your ideas are like that :) Keep it up, Dori!

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