Sunday, 21 February 2010

Det er mig der holder træerne sammen...



Let me tell you a story.

Please sit down, take 5 minutes and if you don't know what I'm talking about, there are a few links to guide you through. Now let's start, shall we?

Last summer, we got started with a collaborative blog with Astrid: Her & Der. One of our first themes was wood. As I was wandering through Birkelunden (aka my neighbourhood) with my camera, I noticed one of the trees had a drawing pin... It felt like someone had left a message, the piece of paper was long gone but the drawing pin remained.

A few weeks later, Birkelunden was the stage of a cute art experiment... Once again, the trees were hosting unexpected messages. In January, it just felt natural to use this setting for my contribution to Jeff's project. I also decided to leave a message, wishing someone a happy belated birthday. My message stayed there for 3 weeks. Every time I passed by, it made me smile. So last Tursday, when I saw my message was no longer there, I was a bit disappointed and asked people for new messages I could pin on the trees. Friday afternoon, we went out to grab some coffee and I put up the new signs, we'll see how long they last...

Now. I'd love to make this a collective experiment with those of you interested. So here's the deal: tell me what you want me to write down
(can be any language, you can divide it and have it on several signs... you decide) and which colour you'd like. I put it up, take a photo and upload it here. Useless but if it makes you smile, totally worth it.

"Saving the world,
one smile at a time."



  1. I LOVE this!!! I'll have to think of something :)

  2. " Las flores son las cosas mas bonitas del mundo a quien los dioses se les olvido ponerles espiritos"
    " Flowers are the most beautiful things in the world which the gods forgot to put a soul in"

    Purple Please!
    This is an awesome experiment!

  3. "If you have noticed me, it means that you've paid attention."

    I love it, I might start that in my neighborhood to see if there are reactions.

  4. Ok I've got it...
    "A girl without freckles is like a night without stars."
    on green please :)

  5. "It's what I do that teaches me what I'm looking for"
    In green for me please !

    Oh and by the way : just love the project :)

  6. This project is great! :)
    My contribution: "What you think you become." (Buddha) on a violet card because that's one of my favorite colors. Thanks so much!

  7. I´m dying for a blue card, I just have to think a bit more on what to write on it. I love the project though! <3

  8. Adeline -- you are full of creative juices; I LOVE YOUR MIND!

    please count me in! how about the following quote on yellow paper, please:

    "If at first the idea is not absurd,
    then there is no hope for it."

    -- Albert Einstein

  9. this is excellent, adeline!!!

    could i please have the following on blue:

    "i wish i was here."

    looking forward to seeing how the project develops! xx

  10. This is a great idea! My pick would be:

    "Sans toi, les émotions d'aujourd'hui ne seraient que la peau morte des émotions d'autrefois. - Hippolito"

    - this is of course a quote of a quote from Amélie and thus not very creative, but if I can get it on red paper I will be very happy!


  11. "Me gusta tu sonrisa"

    I like your smile in Spanish :)

  12. Wow! Oh how cute!!! LOVE the project and your creativity!!!! :D
    I would love to have a note; To our family in Uganda;
    «Kop ango?» The greeting is from Otim&Atim

    And one more, to Marte: Love you! Du er savnet her i Oslo!

    A yellow and purple color wound be nice! ;)
    Thank you so much!!!
    You give people inspiration!!

  13. Hey Adeline! No I haven't gotten the e-mail. Can't wait to see it though!

  14. It's lovely! Thankyou so much for putting mine up!

  15. Nice idea. Could you write this for me? please?

    I like cheeseburgers.

  16. what an amazing idea!!!! you r pure majik!!!
    would youplease writ e ma one that says.....
    'mi alma es bonita!'
    you choose tha colour! please.....
    many bigs hugs- jodi.x

  17. Is it too late to play?? Please say no!!
    Ok, here's my message, on... let's say yellow, please:
    "Hugs & Rainbows".

    it doesn't mean anything, but somehow these two words bring colors and well-being to me ;-)


  18. what a cute project!!

    can i have "you made my day" pls! any colour will do :)

  19. What a lovely idea! Just wanted to tell, even if it's a long time ago you wrote this post.

  20. i love this project too!! please let us know if you're still doing it!

  21. -UPDATE-
    The Summer Edition is here:

  22. *toemail makes the world a better place one foot at a time*

  23. Adeline why are you so darn AWESOME! you bring a smile to my face everytime I visit your blog and now I have found this project of yours too! I don't know if you are still doing it but if you are can I have this:

    "turn your cants into cans"
    "your dreams into plans"

    both on blue paper. I cannot remember where I found this written but I have adopted it as my motto on life :)

  24. This is such a cool/cute idea! Maybe I'll try coming up with something..

  25. "where ever you are, be all there"

    i think this would look cute on yellow paper :) Love this experiment. i may just have to start this in my little neighborhood.

  26. Hey Adeline!
    This is such a cool idea.... maybe room for one more?
    "Look with all your eyes, Look." - Jules Verne
    Orange maybe or blue...? I don't know.

  27. Tarde pero me sumo...."Que un ojo vea,el otro que sienta" Paul Klee
    Hermoso proyecto!!

  28. "Fantasy is a place where it rains" (Italo Calvino) on brown paper, please!