Monday, January 21, 2008

Friend Friday - Call for submissions

In honor of Ruby and Esme's crafty long distance friendship, Kathie and I want this blog to be a place where ALL friends can come together for a little fun. We'd like to build a tribute to the physicality of moving something back and forth between two people- and utilizing the internet as a means to document the beauty of getting back to a more multi sensory, visceral experience of staying connected. We have been bouncing ideas back and forth about crafty handmade ways of celebrating friendship, and we'll be posting updates on our own adventures of rediscovering the world of paper, pens, stamps and envelopes (along with various other media as the mood strikes!). So! We invite YOU to submit a project you and a friend will make and pass back and forth through the mail as you each embellish it.

As the weeks go by we will provide some suggestions of possible projects, but please feel free to contact us with your own ideas as well.

Select submitted projects will be posted on Fridays! Make something for someone you love. The sky is the limit!

Submission guidelines:
To participate -All ages are welcome!
Email with the subject line SUBMISSION
Send a photo -72 dpi jpg -of the beginning efforts and we'll let you know the date it will be posted.
Give us a short description/significance of your project - 150 words or less
Include your web page or blog if you have one
Then simply send the link to your friend to get the ball rolling
Be sure to keep us posted so we can follow your progress
All we ask is you create with the spirit of sustainiblility in mind- re-use, reduce, recycle, friends!


Bernadette said...

Love it, love it, love it. What great inspiration for a little USPS connection.

My own Esme might lie about her age so she can get on board but we'll never tell.

Shannon Lowry said...

Esme will always be welcome! I guess I should have put ALL ages!

Emily and Kristina said...

ooo! My sister and I love doing this to make Christmas gifts for our parents! We can't wait to participate once we come up with a good idea!

Shannon Lowry said...

Emily and Kristina,
You can send in an old project too! Can't wait to see what you send in.


Kayci said...

I'm gunna copy the topsy tervy doll idea, and make one the head of my friend Robin, and one mine. All blank except our hair so we have to add to it every time we send it to each other. I'm SO excited! Robin is just about as amazing as Kathie & Shannon.

annie said...

this is such a great idea! what a great way to make friendships grow even more

Miss Crafty said...

I'd love to be a part of something like this but am distinctly lacking in the crafty friends department. You guys know of anything like this for strangers to swap a project and get to know each other better?

Shannon Lowry said...

Miss Crafty, I don't know of any place off hand to hook up with crafty strangers but I bet if you post an invitation here that someone will respond. I'm happy to blog it for you.

jcdillustration said...

Awesome site! I'm going to drag my cousine here because we wanna do a collaborative long distance art project this year. She's on the L coast and I'm on the R.

Miss Crafty: you *have* to totally check out to find a crafty partner! It is like crafting heaven! They even host swaps of crafted items.