"Dear Artist" Is a way for women creative entrepreneurs to form connections through sending encouraging letters and gifts to one another.
One afternoon as I was working at my desk a thought popped into my head, "What if I could figure out a way to connect creative women outside of social media in order for them to gain friendships and feel encouraged by one another?" I wanted it to be another way friendships could be developed but for it to go past a screen in front of you. That's when I began to create, "Dear Artist".
In the back of my closet I have a giant plastic box full of letters from my friends in middle school, high school and college. They have been stored away so I have them to go back to and re-read whenever I need a little encouragement. The letters range from sweet notes I received on my birthday to 3 page letters from friends who knew I was struggling at the time. Each letter grew a deeper connection with my friends.
The way "Dear Artist" will work is you'll enter your email address below and I will send you a form for you to fill out. The form has questions in order to help your pen pal get to know you a little better. Once you fill out the form I will connect you with another artist and at the first of every month you can send each other a little letter or gift encouraging them in their creative journey. We will send our first gift/letter to one another on June 1st. As you write to each other be sure to ask one another questions to further understand each other better. It will help you be able to encourage each other the best.
I'm super excited you're here and can't wait to see new friendships created. Let me know if you have any questions. I'm here to help. Just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Also, please share your letters and gifts if you'd like using the hashtag #lovedearartist! My hope is that more people will be connected past our Instagram app and love on one another a little more.
XOXO - Elli Jane