Posted on February 26, 2015

Writing a love letter to a stranger

I’m feeling special because it’s my BIRTHDAY today. Yay!

But it’s not just that – I have a special mission.

As part of the Get Messy art journaling I’m doing, one of the tasks for this week involves writing a love letter to a stranger. Fair enough. OK. Spread some snail-mail love.

But the fun part is the option to (go on, do it, do it!) leave the love letter in a public place!

Love Letter to a Stranger

So that’s what I’m going to do. Today. In Glasgow. On my birthday. Auspicious!

Have you seen this letter? Where will I leave it?

Oh, and I’m reading this amazing book that my friend Vikki gave me. It’s called Office Girl by Joe Meno. The protagonist, Odile, creates a guerrilla art group and uses the tag ‘Alphonse F’ scribbled onto adverts on buses and random places (like inside an elevator and on the wall outside a gallery.)

Writing a love letter to a stranger is JUST the kind of thing Odile would do. I’m channeling Odile!

Life can be so much FUN when you forget about the boring things and think instead of amazing things and random acts of kindness and guerrilla art tactics!

What are you going to do today that’s amazing and fun and a little bit crazy?

*Postscript*: I left the letter. And it was FOUND! Such a fun way to brighten someone else’s day!

Love Letter FOUND

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  • Reply helenor February 26, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Love it x

    • Reply daintydora February 26, 2015 at 10:09 pm

      Thanks honey x

  • Reply Emily@squiggleandswirl February 26, 2015 at 10:23 pm

    Good on you, I wasn’t brave enough for that challenge (not yet anyway), oh and belated birthday greetings. I hope you had a wonderful and creative day xx

    • Reply daintydora February 26, 2015 at 10:41 pm

      It was great fun – also a bit nerve-wracking but you should totally try it. Deciding where to leave it was the hardest part really. And thanks for the birthday wishes – I’ve had a wonderful day & now exhausted!! xx

  • Reply Vikki March 2, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    I love this idea! I’d love to be out and about in Glasgow and find a random letter:) Glad you felt energised and inspired by ‘Odile’ – I had a hunch you might like her little art mission! x P.s What response did you get?
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    • Reply daintydora March 3, 2015 at 11:03 am

      I really did. Odile was amazing, though I wanted to be the one to buy her ideas book from her little sale!

      The person who found the letter said it really brightened up their day, which was great. I’m just glad it was found and the person took the time to let me know. It could so easily have gone unfound for a day or two, or ended up in the bin! I see more of this in our future… ;) x

  • Reply Vikki March 4, 2015 at 9:51 pm

    Yeah it’s great it was found! It’s making me want to get on with our other little project right now:) x
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    • Reply daintydora March 5, 2015 at 12:07 pm

      I’ve been thinking about that too… Soon! x

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    • Reply daintydora March 26, 2015 at 11:31 am

      *Swoon*, BLUSH – mad, crazy love and ideas bring out the best in me! x

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