Letters: For the Love of Art

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Dear Linz,

I greatly appreciated your take on how to celebrate Valentine’s Day. I’ve decided to try incorporating The Daily Checklist into my routine. Which in part is about making time to do what is actually important to you. When thinking about what makes me happy, I realized that seeing what people do to express themselves through art is very high on my list. Here are a couple of projects I have seen that are making me smile and pause to think.

“The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good.” Stanley Kubrick

“My letters! all dead paper, mute and white! And yet they seem alive and quivering…” Dead Paper is the collaboration of one man who writes poems with one woman who creates collages. It is beautiful.


Street art is one of my favorites. I love how it often engages strangers to interact. This Bubble wrap is perfectly placed for just that at bus stops.

My favorite food blogger, Heidi from 101 Cookbooks shares a sweet story of hunting down a special photographer while in India.

Painters who can create images that are life like always blow my mind. Colin Chillag plays with this idea in his series Unfinished Portraits.

Have you seen ‘Glitter In the Dark‘ by Natasha Khan? The interactive style of her writing draws you in. One of my favorite quotes,

“In our culture, there’s an emphasis on being down, dark, and fucked up. So when there’s unabashed joy, it’s too much, or it’s not cool.”

As I have recently shared I am working on my photography skills and therefore have also been exploring what photographers I enjoy. Aneta Ivanova is all loveliness.

Speaking of photography, have you seen the work of either Dave Engledow or Jason Lee? Both add a new twist to the project of documenting their children’s lives.

Have you fallen for any artists recently?







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