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The Not So Secret Piñata Project

This past Saturday we took part in the a citywide arts project organized by the wonderful folks at WonderRoot. We were tasked with making piñatas for a guerilla art installation throughout the city of Atlanta.  Instead of candy, the piñatas will unleash art surprises.

The homemade piñatas go up at secret locations this week, along with a bat to bash them open. 

We were all too satisfied with our mint chocolate chip cone piñata. I’m seriously in love with it.  I’ll be driving around Atlanta later this week in the hopes of seeing it brightening a street corner before its artful guts litter the ground.

No Good Reason Piñatas are the best kind. 

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It’s the little things.

It’s unearthing a vibrant city underneath the unyielding sprawl.

It’s riding your bike in the middle of the street with a heavy dose of sunblock across your freckled nose.

It’s watching chess games unfold: three piece suits against paint-splattered pants.

It’s reclaiming neglected urban spaces with a striped blanket and red maracas.

It’s the sound of drums from under the apple tree across the street.

It’s eating mango habanero paletas without enlisting your passport.

It’s all the little things.

It’s living.

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