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The Matchbox Project (matchboxproject) wrote,
@ 2010-02-21 12:59:00
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    bye bye!
    Each week, a decorated matchbox with a tiny present hidden inside is left by a girl (and sometimes willing friends) somewhere in her travels. It's a random act of semi-artistic kindness aimed at disrupting someone's day in a tiny but positive way. That's if they dare to pick it up...

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    It's been a few very good years but sadly it's time to say goodbye to the Matchbox project. Thank you so much for reading along, sending me emails and comments and keeping your eyes peeled on the streets for my little treasure boxes. It seems like forever ago that I started the project, albeit as a little joke, something to keep me creative and busy as I finished off my degree and spent countless hours working in retail stores, day dreaming about what could be in the very next box. I loved making and photographing each box and always felt a little nervous when I abandoned one.

    So many good things have come out of the project - meeting a ton of like minded people and artists, many of whom I've been able to collaborate on different projects with, being given the chance to exhibit in spaces I would normally visit, accepting a lego man over lunch one day for a box from a boy who I now live with :) Being on the other end of an interview was both fun and strange - and being in the Readers Digest gave my grandfather a better understanding of this thing on the internet that I do. And being sent and given a ton of little gifts to include in the project, from near strangers who have turned their houses upside down looking for a baby babushka doll they're sure they had, from Niki at Blackbird Corner in Newcastle who continued to send me big bags of small things!

    Super thanks to everyone who joined in!! I was so chuffed last year when complete strangers helped me spread boxes around the world from a show in Paddington - they ended up everywhere from Balmain to Bruges, Iceland and New York. And friends who went overseas with a box in hand, or made their own to be left for lucky finders in Paris and London.

    I think I've exhausted my options of what fits into a matchbox and am also working on a few different creative projects at the moment. I'll be at http://surpriseconsultancy.tumblr.com/ if you want to see what's new! It's sad to say goodbye to this blog, so I avoided it for a long time, I've chronicled the past few years of my life on here, kind of accidentally.

    I'm in the process of planning something big for this Winter, much much bigger than a small cardboard box which is both exciting and daunting. But very next up, we're planning a secret easter egg hunt for our new apartment block. Tony and I are going to get up very early on Easter Sunday, hide eggs everywhere (we've got a couple little fountains in the courtyard area so I'm going to make a few little boats for eggs!) and slip notes under eveyone's doors before they wake up.

    Thank you again for reading!! Take care!
    Bye bye!

    Sonya
    xx


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(Anonymous)
2010-02-20 21:37 (link)
aww. i'm sad to see the end of the matchbox project. i was always filled with awe to see what you managed to squeeze into them, and of course consider myself very lucky to have been on the receiving end of my special birthday chocolate box. thanks, miss s! so excited to see what you come up with next. x meiying

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matchboxproject
2010-02-20 22:35 (link)
awwww! i'm sad too!! i think i will still have to keep blogging.. somewhere else so it doesn't freak me out that I don't have a little thing in a box to write about!!

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chocolatesuze
2010-04-11 02:38 (link)
aw im so sad to see the end of matchboxes! but looking forward to reading about your projects! um also i think you meant to type blogspot not blogpost

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guaiguai
2010-08-18 05:09 (link)
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goldcraftstudio
2011-02-11 07:19 (link)
Create a random, "all over" pattern on your wall by brushing the stencil openings with gold leaf adhesive instead of paint, move the stencil to another area of the wall and repeat. It is not ever easy to decorate any object by using gold leafing. You need to consult an expert.

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