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A Wonderful Kindness Acknowledged

A few weeks ago I wrote a post on the wonderful art of Carne Griffiths. That post had unexpected results- for a start Carne kindly posted a link to my blog on his Facebook page which lead to my page getting the most views I’ve ever had in one day (196). In thanks, I sent a twitter message stating that I would purchase the postcard set advertised on his Esty page. In his graciousness, he offered to send me a pack as thanks for writing “such a nice blog post”. Well, I supplied my address, and true to his word- when I returned home from doing overtime that Saturday afternoon there was a lovely surprise waiting in the post box for me. I had not had the chance to acknowledge the receipt of these little embossed wonders, as I’ve been working quite a lot lately, as well as having Mothers Day and making a custom Kindle cover for my dad over the weekend (can be viewed here). So I’m doing it now.

 At the risk of starting the “Thank-you” cycle again, I would like to extend my gratitude to Carne for the postcards. I take a lot of grief in my day job, but tokens such as this help to restore my belief in humanity.


4 comments on “A Wonderful Kindness Acknowledged

  1. danielwalldammit
    March 13, 2013

    Very cool story about an artist who does great work. May you have many more 196-hit days!

    • prettypinwork
      March 13, 2013

      Thanks! 🙂 He turned out to be a very nice man. Makes me twice as glad that I do what I do.

  2. onelifethislife
    April 21, 2013

    Great story!! I’m loving your posts!!

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Vicki Clough

Vicki Clough

Vicki is an independent curator and craftsperson with a focus on socially engaged and participatory art and events. In January 2016 she helped launch Reconstructing Resilience, a research and curatorial project that explored various forms of sustainable practice. As a freelance curator she has worked with the Riverdale Hub, Myseum of Totonto/Art Spin and was the Curatorial Director of Figment Toronto from 2014 to 2017. She has also co-curated exhibitions including JAYU's iAM photography project (2016 & 2017), Move to Stillness, for the Harbourfront Centre's Kick Up Your Heels Festival (2015), The Duel, AGO First Thursdays (2014), and What Are You Made Of? OCAD U Graduate Gallery (2013). She initiated the Toronto based workshop model and website Polymers in Action: Socially Engaged Art and the Environment as part of her studies at OCAD University, where she obtained her Master of Fine Arts degree in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She publishes on anything that interests her deeply and moves her to the point of lengthy verbal expression.

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