Thank you so much to all of the incredible artists who came to the Neighbourhood Love Notes Workshop! I was amazed and inspired by the creativity, humour, and compassion brought to each art piece.
At this workshop, we learned guerilla art techniques to create a mischievous love note to post in our neighbourhoods. Like random acts of kindness, guerilla art interventions have the potential to create magical exchanges between strangers, connect us to our communities, and make our neighbourhoods more interesting and lovely places to live. Many of the love notes had tear away tags at the bottom, like this encouraging poster:
Some offered sweet and simple messages:
Many participants blew me away with their out of the box thinking, like these origami Free Birds:
And this free music! "Take a Tune":
This beautiful poster offers secret fortunes to predict its reader's destiny:
Free Everything, and Free Flip Flips!:
Free Dogs, including my favourite, "Banana Dog":
And this delightfully interactive high five!:
And these are just a few examples! Some participants were overflowing with ideas and made more than five love notes each! I love to think about all of these creations being posted on telephone poles and community bulletin boards, adding a dash of mystery and delight to many stranger's days!