Friends?

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(These are a link to the magazine to whom this introduction was sent, as a ‘Letter to The Editor’)

Hi – I often find that your topics and their modes of delivery resonate significantly with my endeavors.

This isn’t an advertisement; it’s an introduction. I like to see what will happen in response to a small digital gestures such as this. My world is a bit small. I just joined Facebook a week and a half ago. All but 3-4 of my “Friends” are coworkers. I haven’t really kept up with my “Wall” or my “News Feed”. I hid my boss. I don’t feel any compulsion to post pictures of my children on the internet.

I have blogged almost 100,000 words since last July. Not many people read them…because not many people know about them. Also, the world is busy with non-reading activities and so my narrative is simply in an incompatible format. I am working on other ways of sharing my story.

I feel a sort of kinship with the people who read The Sun. Clearly, these are people who enjoy a good story. Who think deeply about all this brilliant wrenching folly that weaves our days. These are people who have time to read.

To be honest, I don’t have many friends. Which is kind of alright with me. However, it’s sad for my story to be stuck here. Remarkable things happen when you draw (or write or paint or play banjo or dig dirt or whatever) everyday.

Here is my brief introduction. Do with it what you will.

My name is Faith and I draw everyday. I post drawings, photos, and a lot of nice words on a weblog found at: http://www.the365daysoffaith.blogspot.com I think I would be a good addition to your collective. I’m not a loser or a weirdo or a poser. Well, maybe I’m a little of all those things. I am, in 3-D life, a visibly-tattooed, unmanned mother of two. I work as a museum educator and am also a volunteer advocate for kids in DSS custody. I have five cats, a hedgehog, two dogs, two hamsters, a rabbit, and eight chickens.

I had a speech impediment as a child and grew up in southeastern Georgia. I’m not sure if I believe in god, but I turned my henhouse into a sculpture and named the work Hand of God (Untitled) – it’s not finished yet, but what is?

I am interested in the points at which art and science intermingle in a way that’s just like a dream. After I quit school, and the always-enraged Mr. Herman’s art class, I have never had any formal instruction in the arts. I’m expanding my media in new ways all the time. The daily drawing is a constant though and will be, I think, for a long time.

I am never, ever, bored.

I appreciate your patience and generosity in reading this. If you would like to test how real my deal is. Give me a topic and I’ll give you a five-paragraph essay written by a highschool dropout.

Sincerely, Faith Rhyne http://www.the365daysoffaith.blogspot.com

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(these are a link to the Newsworthy Drawing Collective, which I guess I just asked if I could join?)

(This is what happens when you got nothin’ to lose.)

Hi, my name is Faith.

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My name is Faith (yes, I know I already said that. I sort of suck at this sort of thing.)

I draw everyday. I post drawings, photos, and a lot of nice words on a weblog found at: www.the365daysoffaith.blogspot.com

I think I would be a good addition to your collective. I’m not a loser or a weirdo or a poser.

Well, maybe I’m a little of all those things.

I am, in 3-D life, a mother of two with tattooed palms. I work as a museum educator and am a volunteer advocate for kids in DSS custody. I also have five cats, a hedgehog, two dogs, two hamsters, a rabbit, and eight chickens.

I’m not sure if I believe in god, but I turned my henhouse into a sculpture and named the work Hand of God (Untitled) – it’s not finished yet, but what is?

I am interested in the points where art and science intermingle in a way that’s just just like a dream. After I dropped out of highschool, and the oddly-enraged Mr. Herman’s art class, I never had any formal instruction in the arts.

I have, however, designed this little life of mine quite nicely. I’m expanding my media in new ways all the time. The daily drawing is a constant though and will be, I think, for a long time.

I appreciate your patience and generosity in reading this.

I suppose I just wanted to introduce myself. This was an easy way. Your website is really, really pretty. Thanks for not being a spooky artist.

Faith Rhyne

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