Last week I sent over 50 pieces of mail with my art inside. Each box or envelope was filled and sent to a random selection of people on my mailing list. I will continue until I send at least 250 pieces.
This project is called: Quixotic Giving: Art Love in the Mail.
Anyone who wants my art can simply say, "Yes, me!" I'll ask for your mailing address and I ship right away. If we meet in person and I have art on my person, I may simply hand you some art love expecting nothing at all in return.
Suzanne Gibbs, ©2022, Stitch Art 2, watercolor and thread on paper, 9 x 8 inches.
This project is 100% idealistic without regard to practicality. I mean, I have no idea really how long it will take me to make 200+ more pieces. And also prepare the work for shipping. Any less that 250 works of art in the mail is too easy!
I needed this project to stretch me and my studio practice and processes. I need and want to reach people who have always thought, well maybe someday I'll buy original art. I need and want to reach people who need the love, we live in a tough world. Art is like a hug from the maker.
I know from last weeks adventure in mailing that I WILL BE STRETCHED in the very best ways! Every corner of my workspace was used and lots of my materials that had begun to languish took up their post to post art love in the mail.
Suzanne Gibbs, ©2023, Stitch Art 1, watercolor and thread on paper mounted on wood cradled panel, 10 x 10 inches.
Are you on my list? If not, please send me an address so that I can send you some art love in the mail.
Don Quixote is a fictional character who lived life in the impractical pursuit of idealistic goals. I am a real person emulating his intentions. Will you help me to reach more people?