Alone, together

IMG_8765This is an experiment in magic & generosity.

Dear Reader,

What would happen if I started writing people letters again, like really? What would happen if I committed to written communication with a specific audience? How could I both document my life and build relationships, expressing myself through what I could write, and what artwork would fit into an envelope? What would happen then? 

I’d call it – Alone, together. I’d start January 1st, 2019.

The work is not a nostalgic turn to forgotten times; instead I see it as a committed approached to attend to the messy, entangled times we live in, both alone and together. I am grateful [Allyson] keeps showing up and inviting us into a heart and mind that is liminal and loving. – Mar.23 recipient

I opened the idea up to the public on Jan. 4, 2019, through an Instagram post. For a fee of $100, interested persons can be added to my address book, and mailing list, for one year. I have committed to this as a daily practice – writing and getting envelopes together each day; each day I address one person.

Linked is an article Sofia Rodriguez wrote about ‘Alone, together’ for the CBC. This article was written in response to my having written one of their journalists as part of the project itself, and I include it here as a well-written document on the impact this project will have. 

Forty beautiful people signed up for the year running January 2019-December 2019. I have closed off that subscription, but opened up another running July 2019-June 2020, and am able to accept another 40-50 people. If you would like to join this intimate community of curious and generous, creative and considerate recipients, please email me at leftysmudges@gmail.com. This is the most personal and direct way that individuals can support my work, and keep in touch with me, as I venture forth on adventures that will take me coast to coast across Turtle Island this year. 

I’ll be working in my studio, and checking my email for the rest of the day. ❤ 

Email, leftysmudges@gmail.com to participate.

This 365 day project is going to touch so many people at exactly the right moment they need it. And share what we all strive for…to give more than we receive, to support each other, to connect and thrive in community.’ — Jan.9,2019 Recipient

P.S. As the artist, I have complete creative control over what I send. ❤ 

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