About a year ago, a friend decided that she wanted to organize a group that would help remind people to spend a little time every month being creative. Her idea was to create an art exchange. Friends, and friends of friends, could sign up and every month they would be assigned another anonymous member to make something for. This could be anything really, ranging from music, to baked goods, to t-shirts, to poetry. After sending out their art, they could expect to receive something from a third member. People could then take this as a gentle nudge to make something new every month, and could also feel encouraged to try and make something in a field they may not have otherwise thought about.
I really loved this idea, and have enjoyed making things for others and getting surprises in return. This project up until now, has been run off a series of google documents, and I thought it would be nice to have a website where the members could post and view one another's works, and possibly do some of the organizing work for the group.
And the Art Exchange was born!