So I wrote the below material on my blog and felt I needed to share it. Just a thank you to all you lovely people.
"I have to think the lovely people at IUOMA for getting me exciting about making things, no matter how stupid or trivial. Since joining that lovely group of people I’ve been overrun with ideas for projects. It started with trading postcards across the world with people that I’ll never meet, then I did that zine about China and sent it across the world, then the Nostrils project. Currently I’m working on sending larger tape pieces to people who’ve been kind to me in the network, and working on a second zine about me and the old lady’s trip out west. I guess I needed that courage to make something, send it out in the world, and have people say nice things or completely take a shit on it. Thankfully people have been really nice about my projects, saying wonderful things now and again-that reinforcement has put me in a place where I don’t want to stop making and sending and creating. The ideas for projects have even started to back up on me. I’ve got more paper products for postcards than I’ll ever be able to use, envelopes stamped and ready to be filled with zines.
I’ve even joined another network for trading things with strangers called We Make Zines. I’ve already sent out nine of my China zines and as soon as I finish my next one, I’ll add that one to the pile. Plus I’m thinking about the layout and strange distribution for my next Nostrils record that I’m shooting for December to finish.
I need to write a love letter to IUOMA and thank them for such kindness."
I guess this is that love letter.
Thanks and see everyone in the mail.