Thursday, October 9, 2008

sharing your work

Yesterday I mentioned that if you collaborate a bit with others, the Muse will stay strong in your work.
One great way to do this is mail art.
If you google **mail art**, you will come up with many great ways to make and share work with other artists. There is something quite thrilling about making and sending, or getting a piece of handmade creativity that another human has touched and cared enough to send around the planet to you. It also is a very cool way to understand that we all are connected - that even though we might live halfway across the world, we still have the same ideas, concerns, visions, and needs.
We truly are a tribe of art-makers, and we can connect and feel supported by our tribal sisters and brothers.
I have also expanded this the last few years into having mail art shows at the local library, bringing kids into the fray and helping make the community aware that art builds connection, and connection is what will heal our planet.
It's a great way to get your artistic voice out there, and make the world a smaller more connected place.
Mail art - try it.

"Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life." --Rachel Carson

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