Category Archives: Traveling Thoughts

An interactive Art project traveling the world.

PostSecret on TED

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Many of you know how I love PostSecret. How I can talk about it for hours on end, and how every Sunday I rush to my laptop and get on its website to check out the new posted secrets. Many of you know how this simple project has made me fall in love with interactive art, and has inspired me to create my own project, Traveling Thoughts.

I came across the TED talk by Frank Warren, the founder of PostSecret, and watching it reassured me why I love this project so much that I needed to share it. A project that allows people across the globe to not only share their secrets, free their souls, reach out to humanity, but to also create something unique on something as small as a postcard.

Simple. Empowering. Creative. Changes lives. My kind of project!

Moving Along

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I just want to post a picture of the other sketchbook thats traveling around the world. It is in the moment in IL about to be sent to someone else in Illinois actually and then off to another State it goes!

Please be reminded that there are a ton of people out there who are loving being involved in the project, and have taken the time to be careful and follow the rules, and I personally want to thank them for being so incredible throughout the whole project. The project shall hopefully live on and move throughout the world. =)

 

Bad News

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I have some bad news. One of the sketchbooks, the one in Texas, has been officially lost. I e-mailed the person asking if they were prepared to receive it in which they said yes, but had forgotten to give me their new address. It was supposedly sent to the new address by whoever signed for it at the old, but was never received. Thus lost.

I want to sincerely apologize to everyone who participated in this particular sketchbook. I’m extremely upset and I feel terrible that peoples work, incredible work, and their time has been wasted. We knew there was a risk of it getting lost, or someone never sending it out, but when it happens, it stings.

I want to be able to figure out another way where peoples work is guaranteed to get to me safely, and have decided that if anyone is interested in doing a piece and sending it directly to me, where I glue it into a sketchbook, then they are more then welcome to. You can still receive the sketchbook if you like, but I urge you to be extremely careful with it.

Please realize that purchasing the sketchbook is from what little money I have, and it traveling the world is only possible by the people involved by sending it with their money. Not mentioning all the time and effort people have put in to their pieces. Please be considerate of their time, and their trust in believing that people will continue to be careful with the sketchbook and sending it out.

If you are wanting to be involved, or have sent me your addresses, please make sure to continue to check your e-mails, and to stay in contact with me when I send out an e-mail. I need to be able to reach you, incase you are the next person in line, or contact you to know if it reached you and when you will be sending it out and to who. I truly hope people will take this seriously and be responsible with everyones pieces. If by chance you lose it, you are responsible for purchasing a sketchbook of equal or more value. I can not urge this enough. I simply can’t afford to be sending out sketchbooks each time they get lost.

I will be sending out, yet again, another two sketchbooks since the person is not responding to my e-mails. One wil hopefully go back to the first person who started the sketchbook, and the other to California, since they have the most people in line waiting for it.

If you are interested in starting right away, and would like to send me your piece, please e-mail me at: travelingthoughtsproject@gmail.com and I will send you my address.

I will be contacting the people whose work was involved, in hopes they would like to redo a piece. Again, I am truly sorry.

Amman, Jordan Sketchbook!

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I received the sketchbook in Amman, Jordan yesterday and I must say it’s looking great! There are incredible pieces in it and I’m super excited to give it to the next person today! I know he will create something special! It is moving along, but being somewhat slow. There have been a few hiccups down the road, but it is moving, and I am grateful! Please be patient, I have not forgotten about any of you. If you want to know where you are in the list, please check the routing post!

I will definitely keep everyone updated!

Traveling Thoughts Route

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A lot of you guys dont have Facebook and so cant see the route for the sketchbooks, so I decided to list them here for you guys. If you do have Facebook and wanted to keep updated on the whole project and where the sketchbooks are, go to http://www.travelingthoughts.org

Sketchbook 1:

  1.  Amman, Jordan
  2. Oxford, Mississippi, USA
  3. Starkville, Mississippi, USA
  4. Pensacola, Florida, USA
  5. Kissimmee, Florida, USA
  6. Deltona, Florida, USA
  7. Wellington, Florida, USA
  8. Miami, Florida, USA
  9. Marietta, Georgia, USA
  10. Champaign, Illinois, USA
  11. Rushville, Illinois, USA
  12. Ypsilanti, Michigan, USA
  13. Livonia, Michigan, USA
  14. Wyoming, Michigan, USA
  15. North East, Pennsylvania, USA
  16. Quakertown, Pennsylvania, USA
  17. Kearny, New Jersey, USA
  18. Farmingdale, New Jersey, USA
  19. New York, United States
  20. Staten Island, New York, USA
  21. Brooklyn, New York, USA
  22. Woodmere, New York, USA
  23. Buffalo, New York, USA
  24. North Adams, Massachusetts, USA
  25. Lynn, Massachusetts, USA
  26. South Hamilton, Massachusetts, USA
  27. Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
  28. Leicester, England, United Kingdom
  29. Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
  30. Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
  31. Norsborg, Sweden
Sketchbook 2:
  1. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  2. Arlington, Texas, USA
  3. Kilgore, Texas, USA
  4. Houston, Texas, USA
  5. San Marcos, Texas, USA
  6. Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
  7. Tempe, Arizona, USA
  8. Chandler, Arizona, USA
  9. Chino, California, USA
  10. Downey, California, USA
  11. Los Angeles, California, USA
  12. Glendale, California, USA
  13. Studio City, Los Angeles, California, USA
  14. Morgan Hill, California, USA
  15. San Jose, California, USA
  16. Santa Clara, California, USA
  17. Milpitas, California, USA
  18. Cupertino, California, USA
  19. Sunnyvale, California, USA
  20. Newark, California, USA
  21. Aptos, California, USA
  22. Pleasanton, California, USA
  23. Berkeley, California, USA
  24. San Francisco, California, USA
  25. Antioch, California, USA
  26. Rigby, Idaho, USA
  27. Tacoma, Washington, USA
  28. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
  29. North York, Toronto, Canada
  30. Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  31. Oromocto, New Brunswick, Canada
  32. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
 The other two sketchbooks are traveling by hand, so there are no addresses. If you are interested in being involved, please let me know so I can route it past your place! E-mail me at: travelingthoughtsproject@gmail.com, also, if your town, country, or state isnt on the list, please contact me and I’ll route it to you! Thanks!

Update!

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Sorry its taken me so long to update the project. Its been insane trying to keep track of all the sketchbooks that are going around and make sure everyone has it for 3 days and doesnt take longer. Has there been any bumps in the road? Of course, as any project would have. I am proud to say that people have really been very excited in the whole concept, and are willing to do what it takes to keep the sketchbooks moving and alive.

Im happy to say that two sketchbooks are in the States right now. One just got passed to someone in Illinois, and the other is traveling to reach a girl who has been waiting patiently by for it. The one in Amman just got passed to a man whose daughters are super excited to be part of the project, while others wait in line for it to move to them. I am sorry its been taking a while, but the whole idea of the project is to get it from someone who has had it, it makes the sketchbook feel like it has a soul.

I have been contacted by a sweet girl in Dubai who wants to work on one right away! She offered to purchase a sketchbook, get others involved, get it filled and to send it back! Im so excited that people are really getting into it! If you would like to start right away, then by all means contact me at travelingthoughtsproject@gmail.com and I can send you the information. When its finished, just mail it to me!

Below are some images of people who have been involved in the project! Please send me pictures of you guys with the sketchbook, I would love to show the world where the sketchbook is and where its going! Thank you!

I know its taking forever to reach some of you guys, but please have some patience, Im still trying to figure out a way to get it to people quicker! If you would like to start, feel free to contact me and we can discuss a way of getting you working on one soon! The project is coming along, slowly, but it is traveling!

Sketchbook is in the US of A

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Traveling Thoughts is finally in the US of A! It has been delivered to the 3rd person in Oxford, Mississippi, who will work on it for 3 days, hand it to his girlfriend and a few friends and then ship it to some friends of mine in Starville, Mississippi. I have uploaded a map on the Facebook Fan Page (www.travelingthoughts.org) so people can track the sketchbook and see how long it will take to get to them!

The sketchbook is on its way to people who have been friends of mine for years, family members, and even strangers and I feel so connected to each one of them. I can only imagine the feeling I will have going through the sketchbook and seeing such amazing work in every page! If you are still interested in being part of the project, then please contact me! There will be another sketchbook shipped out from Amman, Jordan next week and will start in Hawaii and move to Florida, Arizona, California and through Canada!

Looking forward to this! Thank you all for your amazing support! ❤
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Traveling Thoughts Project