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Years ago I sent a fan letter to a musician named Nicki Jaine. I said she was awesome and we should do something together. She put me on the guest-list for one of her shows, we talked, one thing lead to another, and over the years we did lots of stuff together, made music, photos, music videos, &c &c. She introduced me to Amanda Palmer, Amanda introduced me to Neil Gaiman, Neil introduced me to his dog, Cabal, and today the three of us (Neil, Cabal, and I) made this photograph, which I think is a Right Nice image. This wouldn't exist, it wouldn't be on your screen right now, if I hadn't sent Nicki that letter -- the chain of deeds begins finely wrought. (I just invented that aphorism, use it as you like.)
In the spirit of that I'd like to introduce you and I'd like to see you produce some collaborative art. If you'd be interested in collaborating on a small art project with someone else here, just reply with the word "yes" -- don't say anything else about what you do, not if you write poetry, take photos, paint, tap dance -- just that you'd be willing to work with someone else to create something that didn't exist before. I'll follow up in another post with what comes next.
I think of this as a creative good deed, and I owe this one to Nicki Jaine.
(If you want to post a comment unrelated to the art-collaboration, feel free to do so, don't think you can't post "wow! dog!", you always can.)
But please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
I don't come around here much.
2009-05-24 03:28 am (UTC)
Yes please :)
2009-05-24 03:58 am (UTC)
Good on you, btw!
Yes! Even if it does make me a bit anxious. :)
Beautiful capture of the light! Can't wait to see the pictures you took of Ms. Fabulous riding. :)
Though I am best found here rather than on LJ: email@example.com
That is a really awesome idea and I am totally in.
2009-05-24 04:33 am (UTC)
Yes! from firstname.lastname@example.org
! YES !
(I've been too damned busy working on your house all day to have seen this any earlier. Hope it's not too crowded)
I wish I had replied when I first saw this post... I would have not been so far down on this list. But it doesnt mean that my yes is any smaller than the rest.
And also a thought... I say everybody who collaborates meets in philly in a year to show their collaborations and meet the rest of the artists.
Ha, that would be amazing.
2009-05-24 04:57 am (UTC)
wow - i'm late to the party but yes!
I'm not sure what I have to offer, but I'd love to find out. So....
2009-05-24 05:54 am (UTC)
life's too short to keep the world at bay.
my email is ma(dot)christina(dot)cruz(at)gmail(dot)com
i love amanda.
i love neil.
and now thanks to amanda and neil, i love you .
and i think i will love nicki in about a minute.
i'm also a big fan of collaborations, so again,
This is exactly the path I that has brought me here as well. LOVE!