The first responses are coming in for Write me for Art. This is so exciting! A nurse friend of mine took an envelope and some copies of the call to the hospital and came back with some wonderful ones. From her description people seemed to have a similar reaction to Identity Tapestry on a smaller scale- moments of introspection and being very happy to be part of something. I’m very glad to hear it. I’ll be checking my studio mailbox at the end of the day in case there are any more that got mailed in.
I’ve also been thinking. This is as much a participatory project as Identity Tapestry or any of the others, just in a more private space for the participant, on their own terms.
Tomorrow I leave for New York and now I have a little pile of responses to take with me and work on. Embroidery was absolutely made for journeys.