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Thursday
Jan032013

Introducing The 1:2 Project...

I am so excited to announce a new project that I am launching in 2013 called The 1:2 Project. I believe we all have God given gifts and talents and through the years I have looked for opportunities to bless others with mine. As many of you know, I closed my Art Goods Shop last October to follow my heart and focus on my passion.  This decision was made following a summer mission trip to Romania.  While I can't travel throughout the year in that capacity, I have found a way to encourage and bless the lives of others in a different way. The 1:2 Project merges my love of creating and my desire to reach and touch the lives of people I do not know. It is the simple concept of showing kindness "one to another." 

So, how does it work? 

Do you know someone who could use a little encouragement, a note to lift their spirits or a handmade piece of mail art that might bring them some joy?  During the first week of each month I will post to my blog, requesting nominations for people you would like added to The 1:2 Project for that month.  I will randomly make selections each month and those individuals will receive a little something from me. It is that simple!  Here are the details:

How Do I Make a Nomination?

Send your nominations to The 1:2 Project

Nominations will not be accepted via blog comments. Please include the following information only when sending me your e-mail:

1. A short description of why you feel this person would be a good candidate.

2. The first name of this person.

3. Your name and e-mail address.

When Can I Make a Nomination?

Nominations will be accepted between the 3rd and 7th of each month. I will post to my blog on the 3rd of each month as a reminder.

Who is Eligible?

The project is open to anyone you would like to nominate. There are no restrictions on where this person lives.

Will They Know I Nominated Them for the Project?

I do not plan to include that information.  In fact, I have created mini cards with The 1:2 Project logo that will be included in the package but no other information will be provided. I want to keep this as anonymous as possible.

Will You Let Me Know if My Nomination is Selected?

Yes, I will let you know.  Once selections are made, I will contact you for the mailing address of the person you nominated.  Please do not provide their address in your nomination e-mail to me. Thanks!

What Will You Send to My Friend or Family Member?

This will vary based on what type of art I am creating during the month.

 

Reader Comments (15)

Love this concept and idea!! You are ALWAYS so inspiring Roben-Marie, I love vsisiting here and being 'filled up' in so many ways!
xo
Gaye

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGabrielle Fbian

What a beautifull idea! You are going to make a lot of people very happy with this, I am sure! And I already know one or two nominations...
All the best for 2013! - Irma

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIrma

Roben, you have inspired me to "play it forward" and send out some RAK's myself. I applaud your project!!

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKay Wallace

What a great idea! I love how you want to reach out to others, in the way that suits you best. I know at least one nominee, but i hope you will get many nominees, so your project will be encouraging to many others!
Greetings, Wanda (from Holland)

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterWanda

What a lovely idea! You continue to inspire all that you touch. :-)

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Warren

What a lovely way to express your gratitude for all you have and love. Thank you!

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMary Hutchinson Hicks

Mmmm....such a beautiful & uplifting idea! Thank you....many gorgeous blessings... ~H♥~

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterheather williams

I am so excited you are being called to do something special with your heart's creations. I always say to other's when they say " You're so creative!" that "It is not me, as only God can give this gift , it is not me, I didn't go to art school, or take classes, or work under a mentor, God just fills your heart, head and hands with ideas and you must follow up on them.
I have a few people to contribute over the months- I will follow up- two of them are out of the country, Sweden and The Phillippines.

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJill Haglund

AWESOME idea! your lovely email could not have come at a better time. I will be sending you a nomination request this evening. God bless you!!

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered Commentercindy b

What a beautiful soul you have.

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGayle

Robin, this is such a wonderful idea. You've inspired me to send more RAK's myself. There is always someone who could use a little lifting up. I love watching your growth through the years since we first met. We have both grown so much.

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEdie Lesslie

How very generous you are to share your talents to bring light and happiness to those who need it most. Bless you.

January 3, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKaren R

This is such a wonderful idea, then for someone to receive something from you. A very caring thought. Thank you for the opportunity to be able to nominate someone. I know a few people. :)

January 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJackie Humphreys

What a great idea Roben Marie!!! OF course... You've been on my blogroll for quite some time now - and I love your work :-)

January 5, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAnne-Mette

My hubby brought in a wonderful little package from our mailbox today.thanks so much! Don't know who thought i could use a little sunshine but i thank them and you. What a great idea! Love this sort of random blessing of others and plan to play it forward. Have a great day and thanks again

January 20, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEileen

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