Happy No Pants Day. Traditionally it is observed the first Friday of May, although "tradition" is a loose term since the day has only been observed since 1986 or so. There are rules—you're supposed to wear boxers or bloomers or something similar, but skirts, dresses, and kilts are considered cheating. On the other hand, organizers agree that since the day is meant to bring humor to your spirit and freedom to your legs, they don't want to put too many restrictions on participants. They also agree that we all need to lighten up a little. From their site: "When large groups of people parade around in public without their pants, amazing things are bound to happen. At the very least, you’ll take your drab, wretched life a little less seriously, at least for one day." I won't be a party to such a display because frankly, I like pants. Who's Frank?
Now that we have looked at pantsless bums, let's look at some art.
I set out three small canvases, each about 3.5 by 2.5 inches, and I painted them randomly with a thick, abstract goo. Then I affixed some crafty washers engraved with inspirational words like "discover" and "explore," strung them together, and called it art.
I did this again with 2x2 canvases as a gift for my moving- away friend (she's still here), and I think she likes it. The washers on this one say things related to journeys because my friend is about to go on one.