A couple of weeks ago I bought these. 100 Pantone postcards. Each card is a single colour. And they are gorgeous. I keep opening the box and taking them out to look at the colours. My kinda thing. Colour. Paper. Writing. Bliss.
But I don't want to keep them so I'm going to send them. I'm going to send all 100 postcards in the next 100 days. To friends, blog readers, Facebook friends, Twitter followers, Postcrossing people, and anyone who cares to send me their address.
A bit nuts? Yeah? I have three reasons for doing it.
1. A little pick-me-up would be nice. As you might have seen from my post last week I'm a bit blue at the moment. It happens sometimes but it's nothing more sinister than lack of sleep, hormones, some on-going family stresses and the annoyance that is job-hunting. I'm conscious I'm not my usual self and this is one of my coping mechanisms - focus on something fun. If you've been reading a while you might remember the posts I did on photographing colour as a way of channelling energy somewhere besides my navel? This is just a different form of focusing.
2. I like to make people happy. The response I got from my friends when I sent cards in the Hallmark 7 cards in 7 days challenge was lovely. People love getting snail mail. Who doesn't love to make their friends a little brighter?
3. It's a challenge I might just achieve. I want to achieve something. I managed 'photo a day April' and want something a little bigger. 100 days is small enough to be realistic but large enough that the sense of achievement should be sufficient for me.
So there you have it. Why I'm doing this. But I have some rules...
1. If I skip a day or two it's okay! But I really have to try not to send more than three on any one day.
2. I'll try to post every day as I go. There won't be many words. Just images. Maybe an explanation of who the person is. Maybe. We'll see how it evolves.
3. If it's lots of fun I can buy another set and extend it!
Would you like me to send you one?
Email me your postal address -
I'm happy to post anywhere.