I got HOPE in the mail and I held it in my hands!
I signed up for Gretchen Miller’s Creative Deed Art Challenge thinking it was a fun idea to be a part of a postcard exchange. The theme was HOPE which made it feel comfy and cozy. I made three postcards, infused them with HOPE, and addressed them to Australia, Maryland, and Iowa. It felt good. I liked thinking about my hope-filled art cruising around the country and finally landing in someone’s appreciative hand. I enjoyed following the Facebook images of the others’ who were creating postcards and gifting their hope to the world. I thought to myself, “This exchange thing is wonderful. I want to do more.”
Then I started receiving postcard gifts of my own in the mail. Through the mail slot–real paper, real art, from real people popped through and landed on the floor with such grace and beauty. To my delicious surprise, the very same people to whom I’d gifted a hope postcard had made and sent me one of their postcards. We were now linked. Joined in our endeavor to spread hopefilled art and in our appreciation of one another’s wish to connect in this way. When I first received each one I traced the texture and line with my fingers and truly honored the handcraftedness of the postcard. I have carried the three cards with me in my planner and feel buoyed by their presence in my daily schedule. Read More… »