Monday, July 28, 2008

Artcatchr

I got the greatest e-mail today! Here it is:
Hi Sarah,

I am a huge fan of your blog! I think that your "Mail Art" concept is absolutely one of the greatest ideas working to further the spread of art. It really puts art back into the hands of the people, making it so much more accessible, and so much more of a communal experience. Mail Art has stripped away so many of the exclusive limitations and barriers that have been cropping up in artistic communities for quite some time, and really returned the act of artistic creation back to its original definition of simply bringing a piece of beauty into the universe. And the works that have been created for it are stunning, a real inspiration to anyone concerned with the state of the creative world.

My name is Jordan Runtagh, and I'm a member of the team representing Artcatchr, home of some of the best art blogs on the web. It gives me great pride and pleasure to inform you that we've decided to syndicate your RSS feed to our site. The enthusiasm, warmth, and ingenuity that comes across in your site makes it clear that you are just as passionate about art and its role in our changing world as we are. We have searched through several thousand blogs, and we are choosing only a hundred or so for inclusion on our site. We would consider it an honor for you to join us.

ArtCatchr is offering a wonderful opportunity for you to gain new readers that can share in your gifts and ideas, as well as find more content you would like to write about. The site works by aggregating blog posts through the power of Real Simple Syndication, RSS. We want to create a community of readers and writers interested in the art world, and we are pleased to chose you and your work as the base for our growing home. We do not have an editor; our content is shaped by our community.If you would like to learn more about how to become a part of our new growing community, please register
here.
How eloquent, don't you think? I was really happy to be selected and I think Jordan has it right on the money about Mail Art. And the Artcatchr site is really great! I love it and glad that I am part of it now.

5 comments:

JafaBrit's Art said...

I got the same email, with a few words changes. I did register but I haven't figured out what it means in the grand scheme of things, but it seems like a good idea.

JafaBrit's Art said...

oh I figured it out, and yes what a great invitation. Seems like a really cool site with some primo work on it. And I am glad to be joining such good company. All the best with it.

Hey did you get the vending machine? I want to get those capsules with just black caps but I can't seem to find them.

Sarah said...

I figured it was mostly a form e-mail, but I liked what he said about Mail Art.

JafaBrit's Art said...

me too, about the mail art that is.

Sarah said...

I also want to add that the CEO of Artcatchr e-mailed me to personally say thank you and to assure me that they are genuine people that genuinely think my blog is interesting. It is hard to find an authentic compliment nowadays so that was nice that he took the time to e-mail me. Kudos to Artcatchr!