Now that I've graduated from college and moved into an apartment with my husband, I've been working on getting the art back up on the wall. The following are pictures of the most recent incarnation of the art wall!
You guys sent me such a huge variety of things on these cards... every single one is completely different. They're full of colorful paintings, sketches, collages, tracings, letters, photos, embroidery... pretty much everything you could think of. Nearly every one came with a story behind it. One person's letter described a super sweet account of how this challenge united her family. She'd set up paints and cards, then invited her mother and younger brother to join in. They sent me a beautiful stack of colorfully-painted cards and a thank-you letter for bringing them together.
Some of the cards contained words of encouragement that helped me through my senior year of college quite a bit. A lot of the people who sent me art knew that I had a bit of trouble with staying happy at school, whether I was homesick or lonely or struggling with my choice of major. One in particular just said "BE BRAVE" with the hopes that I would wake up, see that card, and find the strength to keep my head up. The amount of love and kindness that went into these works of art just fills me up with so much gratitude.
I'm so happy to have these cards back up on my wall. If you sent me one, thank you so much for thinking of me and putting the work in. There's plenty of room for more still, so if you're interested in adding to this awesome wall, (and maybe seeing your art in the background of my videos!) send a 4 x 6 inch piece of art to Lauren Fairweather, P.O. Box 274, Woonsocket, RI 02895.