When I do get a chance, which doesn’t happen very often, I read other artists’ blogs. Usually I spend a few hours looking at my favourite bloggers’ posts that might be quite old – there’s always so much catching up that needs doing, so please don’t be surprised that this time I am going to tell you about something that was announced in May.
A few days ago I was reading Birdie’s blog (you might remember my interview with Birdie; oh, by the way, even if you do, I recommend you read it once again – please click here) and my eye caught one of her titles – Paintings for Hope. I immediately assumed that it was a post about some good cause, maybe asking to donate paintings for a charity. Before I continued reading on I already knew I’d participate, as I enjoyed taking part in the 8×8 Project last year; so now you can imagine how surprised I was when I found out that paintings for hope actually are paintings for you and me or anyone else who is willing to simply share their hope with the artist Peter Seibt!
Here’s what is said on the original 365 Paintings for Hope website:
“Since the 21st March 2014 at 12 o’clock CET, we are displaying a new painting every day for 365 days. One can be yours, if you like the painting and if it reminds you of your own hopes.”
Sounds pretty crazy, right? This time saying pretty crazy I also mean that this is PRETTY as in beautiful, as in kind, as in very unexpected!
“If you appreciate the painting and it reminds you of your own hopes – just apply and tell us a bit about your hopes. Plus approve the email we’ll send you afterwards. We would love to send the painting over to you.”
Am I going to take part? Of course! But I think you should do too. Also please don’t forget to spread some kindness together with Peter and his partner Heidi – let more people know that their hopes matter, OK?
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P.S. I love the quote that was chosen to explain this project – “The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away. That’s how it is.” Pablo Picasso