Dedicated followers of the #dailysmudge! It’s happening!! – an exhibition of all 365 postcards from last year’s project, 365 Days: A Year in Postcards, has been scheduled!
I have been playing around hanging the show in my livingroom, and getting very excited! This is my first ever solo exhibit. There is so much to think about, but I am enjoying every little bit…I get to plan an evening based on my work – how amazing is that!!
If you are in London, Ontario during it’s run, make sure to check it out – and make sure to introduce yourself to me too!! ❤
The communal act of writing and mailing these letters will serve to enhance the feelings of community within both writers, and recipients.
Each week, the names and addresses of those we write will change – will we focus on different groups in society/our lives, involving ourselves in social justice, the magic of relationship, and current issues – the intention, however, will remain the same.
Now, I wish to quote an email I received, from a recipient of the last letter writing campaign, in which letters were written and mailed to humanitarian aid organizations helping Syrian refugees. This email was from a member of M.O.A.S. (who they are, what they do).
To the citizens of London Ontario who made our day!
…I am delighted to say that we recently received your package of beautiful messages of support and encouragement. I cannot tell you how much it meant to us…[I]n the current climate our work can be loved and hated and receiving messages like yours, of sympathy and humanitarian feeling, is incredibly motivating to our team in the office and especially those on board, with whom we have shared your wonderful gift and who were deeply touched..
Please extend my sincere and most heartfelt thanks to all those who participated and please know how valued your correspondence was to us here.
I am writing a longer blog post about the postcards – a reflection. But right now, on this first day of it being over, and the last day of it being here, and moments after I have posted the last one, I wish to say: