Feeling small/frustrated/helpless/etc. this week. But I saw a post from the Upworthy IG feed where people were talking about the best thing a stranger had ever done for them; a lot of the comments were variations on the “said what I needed to hear/made me feel seen” theme. One was from someone who hadn’t had a lot of friends in school but came back to their locker one day to find a list of their positive qualities. Anyway, all of that sort of amalgamated in my brain as an idea to make some kind of potential pick-up to abandon in library books (current plan, at least).
These are ~2 x 3 inches; I originally planned and cut 2 x 6 bookmarks but decided I wanted 1) more volume and 2) for them to be more easily reabandonable or anonymously passed along by the finder if they didn’t “need” the message at the moment.
I stamped a couple of 12-x-12 pieces of cardstock (with a tp roll and piece of old tape runner ) and cut them in half.
A couple of very messy paint techniques and some more cutting later, I had 48 bases to play with.
The top picture is the 10 I have completed and ready for abandoning. There’s a note on the back explaining the finder can keep it/leave it there/pass it on to somebody who needs the message. I figure I’ll stick them in whatever books I check out for leisure, but I may also try to source the local school reading lists and sneak some into those titles.
This post has become a book in itself, but thanks for reading . You matter.