Sunday, 10 April 2011

Postsecret ~ Frank Warren

My friend Hazel moved out to America in May 2009 when her husband was offered work out there. This was a huge change for Hazel, she had a very successful career as a Finance Director here in the UK and moving so far away and becoming a housewife was something quite alien for her.  Their move has been a huge success with the best part of all being the arrival of little Hannah last year.  Hannah is adorable, I never imagined Hazel as a Mum, but she is having the time of her life and making a very good job of it.  Hazel's blog; The Amazing American Adventures of Hazel and Bobby  is a great read.
This week I received a parcel from Hazel, all the way from the US of A.  Inside was a fabulous book: Postsecret by Frank Warren.   Postsecret is a community arts project that started in 2005 - Frank Warren produced some postcards and left them in public places.  He asked people to write a secret on the card, something that they had never told anyone before, and then mail the card to him.  The result of this project is amazing, reading through the postcards in the book can be very emotional, it is so obvious that there are so many people in the world who are suffering in silence.   I will treasure this book and a huge thanks to Hazel for sending it to me.


  1. Arlene McGinness11 April 2011 at 19:13

    I've got this too, it's quite creatively inspiring! :)

  2. I found Postscret a couple of years ago and I used to pop onto their website every soon often. I now follow them on twitter. Some of the things people write breaks your heart. Others make you smile.

  3. My pleasure. I found it quite emotional reading the postcards as well and I plan to look him up when I get back to Maryland to see if he is doing any current projects. Xx