Please note the 1st edition (snail mail) letterPOD subscription, is retired.
2nd Edition letterPOD is a ONE ISSUE digital product and will be delivered to your email inbox.
:: The Origins of the letterPOD ::
I had an idea and it wouldn’t go away.
So I went with my gut. Deep breath. On 11.11, 2016, I released into the world, the first seeds of my letters from a Pilgrim on deck, snail mail series.
Composing these pods as a monthly practice arose from a need I discovered within me.
I wanted to cultivate a connection.
I wanted to reach out.
From the here of my now, to you... for REAL.
When was the last time something came through your letterbox that inspired you?
Something filled with life, heart, soul, creativity, art…
Something you didn’t have to file away; or that wasn't another bill to pay?
Something that excited you. Invited you to put the kettle on. To settle in and savour it’s opening.
When was the last time you unwrapped and unfolded paper, with care?
It doesn’t happen much anymore, does it?
For 14 months here on Deck, it did.
I wanted to inspire and invite you into creative practice as a way of life and I wanted to do it, the old fashioned way. By paper, pen and postal service.
So, created a monthly letter series.
This series took the form of my creative expression. My heart and soul, in art and words. In found things, discoveries... documented in paint and pencil. Art. Paper and Ink.
It was a letter - in a POD. A seed of connection. From me to you. Because we are CONNECTED. Everything is.
It was a call out, an invitation, a recruitment of Pilgrim Souls like mine. To notice. To reflect. To see the world through eyes that appreciate beauty in the ordinary and a heart that believes in the extraordinary.
My invite to you. To become part of something rich, something REAL.
These letter POD”s were delivered, my hand to yours, my heart to yours, offline. Through your real-world letterbox.
Words. Art. Soul. Heart.
::: BUT! I HAD OTHER IDEAs I WANTED TO EXPLORE SO, I CHANGED THINGS UP :::
I wanted to try something different. So I produced a pilot issue of letterpod in DIGITAL format, because just as with my original letterpod idea, this one won't go away either and in honour of the evolving nature of the creative process, I released letterPOD v2.0.
This is NOT a subscription but a single issue, delivered to your email inbox. I do intend to release sporadic and limited issues of the original, snail mail letterPODs, in the future. To stay abreast of such announcements and updates, sign up for my weekly newsletter, in which I will pre announce & offer first dibs on release.
This digital POD will still contain the elements of the original... a letter of reflection... a here and now report from this Pilgrim Soul's life & experience. It will contain prompting to consider and make your own reflections, discoveries and art. An art journal lesson and interviews with my fellow creative souls, on creative expression and self care. I am simply delivering this to you in a different format.
::: Please Note this is a Digital Product and will be delivered as a PDF download :::
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LetterPOD will return as a snail mail series, all in good time. But for now, here is what was said about the original: