The Ten Thousand Flowers Project
What is this about anyway?
I’m drawing ten thousand flowers on index cards and giving them away to people.
Because I derive enjoyment from senseless acts of beauty.
When did you start doing this?
June 12, 2011.
Why ten thousand?
When I got it in my head that I was going to draw flowers on index cards and give them away, I decided I needed a specific number to shoot for so it would be a quantifiable goal instead of a vague aspiration. The Google tells me that there’s a 13th century poem that refers to ‘ten thousand flowers’ by a Buddhist monk known as Wumen Huikai but I wasn’t aware of it until after I’d embarked on the project.
I want a flower! How can I get one?
Mail a SASE (a self-addressed, stamped envelope–you remember those, right?) to:The Ten Thousand Flowers Project c/o Sheila O’Shea 3904 North Druid Hills Road PMB 115 Decatur, GA 30033 USA
If you’re dialing in from outside the United States, enclose an International Reply Coupon with your self-addressed envelope.
Can I PayPal you money for postage instead?
Sure. Front me $1 (or $2, outside the US) to cover the costs of postage and an envelope and be sure to include a mailing address:
Do you ever hand them out in person?
Flowers Made: 608
Flowers Remaining: 9,392
Flowers Given: 262
Flowers Destroyed: 1