Sunday, July 27, 2008

This is the "Where the Hell is Matt?" challenge

So a few weeks ago I ran across THIS VIDEO online and I was immediately taken with it. After watching it, I watched it again, and again, and again. Then I had my husband watch it. I think I cried once or twice. And then I had an idea. I was so inspired by all of the people, places, cultures, feelings that I saw in this that I thought it was perfect for a "Let's think outside the box" challenge. So watch this video ( I suggest several times) and see what you draw from it. As you can see from the examples below we all have different ideas about it.
This challenge is going to run from July 28th-August 8th. Please feel free to do as many projects as you want, but be sure to add your link here or to the slide show so we can all see what your take looks like! This is an opportunity to really "think", and not just follow a theme or pattern, so make it your own and HAVE FUN!!



Michelle L.


Michele K.


Where the Hell is Matt? (2008) from Matthew Harding on Vimeo.


Michelle Lanning said...

yay - I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!!

Kimmy said...

what a fun video...it actually gave me goosebumps!

Pinky said...

OK I love it I know what I want to do now! Talk about not being alone in the world! Thank YOU Noel!

the dreamer said...

Thank you so much for sharing the coolest thing ever. Yep, I cried the first time I watched it. Will come up with something soon! =)

Philippines, currently in Taiwan

tallynt said...

fabulous challenge - I loved watching the video and then spent awhile on his site enjoying every minute of it. I was so inspired I made a layout right away. Thanks for the inspiration.

Nathalie said...

I LOVED this video the first time I saw it (on Ali's blog), watched it again, and again, with tears in my eyes and just like you I had to share it with everybody! It is awesome, I love the message! What a great challenge! Thank you for the inspiration Noel!!!

Jenn C. said...

This looks like such a fun challenge. I have never done a thinking outside of the box type of scrap. Thanks for sharing this video. It was awesome!

USpace said...

Great idea and contributions. Unlike standard Multiculturalism dogma which says we should celebrate our cultural differences, Matt and his dancing videos illustrate what instead we should celebrate at least just as much if not more, our similarities, what we as humans of all cultures share in common.

Tears of joy! Incredible video. Dance everybody, dance! Matt is cool, it’s good to see that he’s still out there cruising around. Leave him a comment about his evil dancing. LOL! I’m sure he’ll appreciate it. Great job Matt! Stay safe out there! Keep dancing!
absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
outlaw ALL dancing

moving bodies to music
must be seen as evil

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
rock and roll is evil

it's the devil's best music
and dancing to it is sin

absurd thought -
God of the Universe says
only Earthlings may dance

it is simply forbidden
elsewhere in the Universe

Famous 'Where is Matt' Dancing Videos!
Matt Was in New York City!
Philosophy of Liberty Cartoon


Lydia said...

Talk about ideas poppin' in my head! Awesome video!

Sonda T said...

Precious layout, Jana! :)

the dreamer said...

Thanks so much for the amazing challenge. I posted mine on my blog:


Thanks again! =)


Kent said...


Here is mine! Thanks for the challenge. I never seem to have time to do them but this came just at the right time!


Anonymous said...

I watched the link, then inadvertently clicked on his Greece link, where he describes being held for dancing at the Parthenon, which according to Greeks is sacred ground. That is a scary yet interesting story,too! Mine is up... Gina

Anonymous said...

This challenge rocked!!! I have never participated in one of your challenges before and I happened upon your blog at just the right time!!! YAY!!! It totally made me think about making this lo in a different way!

Here is mine at sb.com

Your rock!!!
So does Matt!!!!
Thank you!!

-Brigid Christianson

Heather said...


I got mine finished. When I watched the video I thought man he must have a lot of energy to do all of that traveling and dancing. LOL (Yes I'm getting old!). He must be one busy bee. Then I thought about my own busy bee who loves dancing and going places... so that's where the layout came from.