Thursday, January 19, 2012

A new STATE of mind

Look closely and follow the words, there’s a message to be shared.Today I went to a panel at Alt Summit that lit a fire, that sparked an idea, that gave me a call to action. Some of you may be familiar with the artist Lisa Congdon. In 2010 she embarked on a project called, A Collection A Day where she blogged a picture or painted an image of a collection each day. In the end, she curated an inspiring body of common and uncommon goods and had her work turned into A Collection A day Book.

Today, Lisa spoke on a panel about Kick Starting Your Next Project and it got me thinking about projects I’ve been wanting to do. One stuck out to me in particular:

I’ve created a few cards and listed them in my shop that are shapes of US States that are made out of descriptive words to describe the state. You can see an example of California HERE.

My next project is to work my way through all 50 US states to turn them into word cards. The end result will be an entire map of the US that will be made out of text.

As I got to thinking about it, everything just seemed to align:
- There are 50 US States
- There are 52 weeks in the year
- We’re already three weeks in to January

I have the perfect amount of time and states to work my way through this project!

I’m extremely excited to make a commitment and push myself to do this. It’s something that’s been on my to do list for a while! I hope you’ll join me in this journey as I work my way across the US!


  1. Love it!!! I can't wait to see them all! Such a great idea! :)

  2. Sounds amazing! I'm sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you at Alt. So looking forward to seeing that map :)

    P.S. Love your CA card..CA girl here too!

  3. Great post Stacy and it is awesome you have already kick-started your next project. I look forward to seeing your updates. Great meeting you at ALT!

  4. This sounds like a fun project! Glad you were so inspired from alt! Can't wait to go next year!

    <3 P

    Cupcaking Around!

  5. Amazing! Such a good idea. I'll keep my eyes peeled for South Carolina and Virginia... Southern girl, you know!