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on: June 19, 2012 09:09:12 PM 
Started by Knickertwist, Message by Knickertwist
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I made these 6 little collages...

They're just small, around 3", made with scraps of paper and words cut out of the most fantastic old trashy book which is crammed with lovely phrases.

BUT... there's more to this story than just 6 little collages.

A year or so ago I left some tiny books around my town for strangers to find. A very short while ago, I left some toadstools. Then, on Sunday, one of my favourite arty fellas, Michael DeMeng, started a facebook group for creative folks to post their art abandoning missions and I was inspired to do it all over again.

So those little collages were packaged up, ready to be given up to the fates to find their rightful owners.

This time (unlike the other items which had had no contact information at all) there is a tag on the package which has an email address that the finders can write to, revealing the fate of the little gifts. There is no name or other revealing information... just an email addy and the promice that the message will be passed along.

While placing one of the packages tonight a storm was quickly blowing in. There was literally forks of lightning in the sky that stopped me in my tracks, but being totally brave and not a scaredy cat at all, the package was placed.

Tonight I got a message from the finder of that package! Part of it reads: "I am an artist as well and currently trying to find my way back to my artistic roots. Ironically I was just taking a break from cleaning out my "studio"...and voila! A gift. It couldn't have been timed any better. The element of surprise and the joy of having faith in the universe."

Please consider doing this... just once. You'll be amazed at how good it is for the soul.

In case you're interested, here's a better look at the collages....

ETA: A second reply!

"My 4 year old daughter and I went in to the No Frills in xxxx to get a few things and when I went to grab a flyer, there was this sweetly wrapped tiny package. I read the tag aloud to my little one and an employee that was in awe that someone would leave a gift like that, for a stranger to find. I opened it and fell in love with the magical, whimsical piece of art that was inside!! My daughter also fell in love with it so I gave it to her. You have made her super happy (as well as me) and it made a good opportunity to teach her what a random act of kindness is. Now, she plans to pay it forward and leave some gifts of her own art around town, for someone else to enjoy."
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