The Art of Inspiration • Call to Action from Rachel Parker
Dearest Square Peg Artisans & Friends, We are all working very hard, yet it feels like we’re still struggling to make ends meet. There is low energy around the whole idea of struggle—even the word itself sounds hard. But we always have a choice: to be status quo with our problems or create a solution. We have chosen the latter. We are developing a monumental project, which should, with your help, be a catalyst for opportunity that includes all of us—a raft of publicity in all media, with inspiration as the theme and the byproduct for the entire city. We are calling this project The Art of Inspiration. Currently, in the entranceway and on sandwich boards in front of the shop, we have our ‘Art of Inspiration’ project available for everyone to participate. People passing by can take an item they find inspirational and they are invited to leave one for someone else. (Free materials are conveniently inside the shop.) How you can help: Contribute a couple of your inspirations. What inspires you? A quote, something funny, a message of hope… A photo, life moments, people who inspire you—please tell us their story and yours! You can email them or send snail mail. Deliver by hand and/or foot, bike, or carrier pigeon to the shop. Feel free to use your imagination to create something that will inspire someone else. Share with us on our Facebook and Pinterest pages, and please tell others about this project and ask them to find it on Facebook too. Tweet about it! Imagine what could happen with a whole city of people inspiring each other—yowza! The ‘physical’ notes must be rather small—3”X 5” or so—to fit into our pockets, but you can also send photos, quotes, or whatever the vehicle of your inspiration to our FB page or tweet about us. That will truly help. Invite others to join you in this project and help us to make this viral! Feelings and outlook have been on the low side as of late, and we are doing this to help us all. We want you to be genuinely successful and we want to be able to grow and help you become (much more!) well known in Philadelphia and around the world through this vehicle of inspiration! Questions? Call (215) 360-‐5548 or email at email@example.com with “The Art of Inspiration” in the subject line.