LOVE IS AN INFINITE RESOURCE

In February 2018, I made a comic for “The Heart Show” at the Beatnik Lounge in Joshua Tree, organized by Stella Ru and Bruce Carleton. In the comic, I described an activity I’d once done with my students where we sent love out into the world – to individuals and groups, alive or dead, real or imaginary, people we know and also people we've never met. As I told them, “Don’t limit yourselves, love is an infinite resource!”

 

In February 2020, I was thinking about this comic. I had just started a printmaking class at my local community college, but within a few weeks in-person classes were cancelled. I had learned a little and bought a few supplies so I continued practicing at home. As the pandemic intensified, I found myself returning to this concept and started carving block hearts.

 

I have been printing these hearts to send out into the world – to offer love and appreciation to individuals and groups, and also to raise funds for Mutual Aid Joshua Tree. The small hearts and words are always free, with an option to make a donation toward local mutual aid groups.

Prices and details below. Email me for payment options (Venmo/Paypal).

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Wood Block Heart

Wood Block Heart

As part of "We Count" (a project of Arts Connection), I am selling these prints to raise money for people in need in Joshua Tree during the pandemic (20% goes to the Beatnik Lounge community space in Joshua Tree, the remainder to local Mutual Aid groups). 7"x5" image on 11"x8.5" cardstock edition of 10 (7 available). $10-20 sliding scale (click on image to be directed to We Count site where you can buy)

Love is an Infinite Resource

Love is an Infinite Resource

In these times of crisis, so many things are in short supply or no longer possible. But despite these shortages and limitations, love is still an infinite resource - we can always extend love to each other through acts of mutual aid: checking-in, doing food-runs, donating money, and other loving acts. I have been making these hearts while sheltering-in-place and am giving them away - just request one for you or someone else! Hearts 4" x 6" • Words 3.5" x 4.5" • Various colors Free! (one each)

Infinite Resource

Infinite Resource

2018 comic for "The Heart Show" at the Beatnik Lounge in Joshua Tree, part of a collaborative zine called "How to Write a Love Letter." NFS

Jillian Sandell:  jilliansandell[at]yahoo.com  •  IG: @morethanadequate

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