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March Prompt 2
The second prompt for this month is…
Art can be a powerful vehicle for delivering a message. Whether it's conveying an emotion, telling a story, or expressing a belief or idea, there's something special about the way art can call out to someone and grab their attention. It can be light-hearted, thought provoking, funny, clever, or inspiring. Sometimes you know exactly what the creator is trying to say and other times it can take awhile for it to soak in and to understand the meaning.
For the next 2 weeks, we'll be exploring “message” and how to connect that to our art. Consider what you'd like to say and what materials and techniques can help you get your point across. Below are some ideas and inspiration to help you get started!

What message do you want to share?
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  • Use words to share your message. Match the look of your words to your message: should the letters be bold and bright? Soft and delicate? Simple or detailed? Which words or letters should be emphasized? Or does pairing opposites have a greater effect? Here are some examples. (Think of it as drawing letters instead of writing them.)
  • What would you tell younger you or your future self? What message would you share with them?
  • Use art to protest, uplift, stand up, represent. Here are many examples from Amplifier's campaigns.
  • Beach mosaic art with a message
  • Consider all the ways we send messages to one another throughout time: messenger pigeons, letter writing, wires, Morse code, phone calls, pages, faxes, emails, text, DMs.
  • “Protest” brings powerful message in the form of art. More images here.
  • Synonyms: Communication, news, notice, dispatch, bulletin, tidings, report.
  • Antonym: Silence

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month and I thought it'd be fun to do a snail mail swap with anyone who'd like to participate! This is completely optional, if you choose not to participate, that's OK.
Please note that you won't be required to send anything big. A postcard, card, or a little something tucked into an envelope sent with a postage stamp will work! The idea is to keep it simple while having fun :)
If you'd like to participate, please reply to this email with your mailing address!
You will be randomly paired with another participant. On April 7th--when the first prompt of the month is shared--you'll also receive your swap match with additional details in a separate email.

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Gather and Year of Marks albums have been updated! 

I'm looking forward to seeing what you have to say!
Talk to you soon,
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