We have begun work on the Physically Linked part of the project and are gaining a deeper appreciation for the lost art of letter writing! Not sure when the last time was that you wrote 360 letters by hand but... phew! it is a fascinating meditation on paper, ink and strangers.
I am very interested in the history of letter writing and have already learned a lot! Did you know it was Benjamin Franklin who, as deputy postmaster for America, established many key elements to the postal system, and routes from Maine to Florida and New York to Canada? Find out a little more here http://www.leecountyhistory.com/articles/940303.htm
The first batch!
As an initial test run, I have written three letters for each category and after much deliberation have decided which questions we will be asking the strangers. I would love feedback before I write the next batch of letters so please let me know what you think of the question choices by commenting below!
Happiness- Which holiday do you find is the happiest?
Prosperity- What is something you've bought or received that made you feel prosperous?
Beauty- What is something that makes your home beautiful?
Health- What is something in your environment that makes you feel healthy?
Peace- What advice would you give to children about peace?
Love- What is your favourite love song?
Debating the questions with a friend
Enough about all these random people, what about your rewards?!
For those who replied, we have prepared your rewards and will be mailing them this week so you should receive yours soon. Don't forget to take a picture of the artwork in your home and we will include it in the "Your Gallery" page of actualpaint.com.
Thank you again,
Adi and Justin