Encouraging people to SEE each another again, two strangers at a time.
Thank you Wendy for all that you do and inviting us all into this community! To stay connected (though I still feel lonely a lot) is sewing. I’ve spent a lot of time alone this week making many things like woven pouches, earrings, and stuffies. What makes them special is not only the anxiety reducing act of hand making, but the knowledge that I’m making them as gifts for those I love. Maybe I can leave some in random spots for strangers who need a stuffy in their lives?? ♥️ ✍️ 🧵 🪡
Hi Wendy- I actually did this, a couple months back, with our new non-profit Finding Human Project! Helping at a food bank line, I portrayed myself as a famous artist, and did blind contour drawings of people. My heart opened up so much, so see eyes change, faces soften as my "subjects" and I truly saw each other. Then I gave them souvenir drawing. It was amazing!
I love you, Wendy. You are love and light and raw generosity ♥️♥️
Would you mind if I did this, in Huntington, West Virginia & recorded it?? I would share this article & credit you in video while explaining your vision??
Your timing is magical. Thank you and thank goodness for you. ♥️
Thank you, Wendy ♥️♥️🙏
Gorgeous Wendy, love it 💗
Thank you, Wendy.
I’m so excited that at the start of the school year, I was part of the ‘one minute blind contour movement’ and was able to get my principal on board to do them as a start of the year ice-breaker with our teaching staff...those drawings are proudly displayed on a bulletin board in the hallway at our school. I notice something new in each drawing every time I walk by the display and how they actually in some way resemble the person...so much fun and meaningful as a staff!
I have a picture of it if you ever need me to share!
Hmm … Well … for this week’s assignment I‘m out. I understand completely the intention behind it but not everyone is able to do this (for various reasons. Have to admit that I’m feeling a bit lost.)
But nevertheless I wish all of you lots of fun! (Have to think what I will do instead.)
Another female human being based work to ease the strife and horror of world news; When we can hardly breathe, we may draw, connect and begin our breath again. Thank you WM.
Not as good as in person, but maybe our #DrawTogetherGut group can pair off in Zoom rooms and do this during our next Zoom call. That way it’s international and we get to know each other a little better.
My three boys and I are going to set up a Drawtogether Strangers table at our local park this Sunday. It’s been a tough week!
I feel connection being in community, and I’ve probably mountain biked close to 250 miles this week: one a night ride (my first in many years) with my local women’s mtb club, once with my sweet husband, once with a good friend and several solo rides in nature.
Thanks, Wendy! What a blast, takes me back to uni 50 years ago. Asked my DH to draw with me, knee to knee. "After I rototill. Just find the paper." HA! As if I didn't know where the paper is. So we did it. Three times. Laughing all the way. Oh what a fun drawing time. Can't think of the last time we examined each other so closely! We are alone here on a farm with sheep...and it would be fun to see the sheeps' drawings of us, but those two-toes ungulates, well...
What you did always brings me to happy tears because it’s just sooooo good. I try to make eye contact whenever I’m out walking and smile at people. I lived on the central California coast area for 20+years, and everyone was so friendly. I got into the habit, and decided not to stop. Sometimes, I end up listening to people’s personal stories as some people need to open up and have someone listen to them. As you say, to be seen, even by a stranger. We all need to connect to each other and celebrate our differences. Life, in itself, can be very colorful.