We recently received a rejection from an art gallery for our embroidered letters project. It was a generic, distant rejection that communicated its message: no thanks.
We’re still embroidering letters to each other on interesting and outlandish fabrics. We’ve learnt that when you embroider a letter by hand you really want to mean what you say because it is, clearly, a commitment of time. And in this project, time = love.
Why is it a rejection? It’s not. It’s a chance to do more, stitch more, love more.
We choose to create, not consume. We stitch, not swipe. We hold a hoop, not a phone. That’s magic and medicine.