Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Whatevers Round 2...or You didn't really think it is over, did you?

I am SUPER EXCITED to be a part of this year long project...for many reasons. The biggest is I get to work with 4 artists that have inspired me...pushed me to be better at what I do...artists I respect not only for their art but also because of who they are!!! So let me present to you The Whatevers TWO.

Nahhhh - it is not over....there are so many more Whatevers out there...they need a story...and seriously it was way too much fun! We so enjoyed each other's story and also the amazing stories of those of you who participated..see...

Whatevers 2 from Nathalie Kalbach on Vimeo.

So welcome our friends Carmen Sanchez and Martha Richardson who will join us!

Here are all the details of what we are up to.

We will start with the first Whatever in Round 2 on July 15, 2013 - we hope you will join us then. And till then in case you don't know how the Whatevers work ...here is short summary :)
The Whatevers – is a creative story telling project founded by Cat ScanlonVicki Chrisman and me in 2012.
Have you ever been to a flea market and then had this weird sensation of those faces from long ago times looking at you? Sometimes you find a little trace of the history on those photos, the name and city of the photographer, a scribbled note or year on the back of the photo…but that is it. There is no more ….Really…no more? They are forgotten as long as they have no name and no story…

Watch our intro video from 2012:
Here is how it works
  • Vicki, Cat, Cuchy (Carmen), Martha and I and I have made a one-year commitment to each other and picked twelve photos with Whatevers whom we will give a story.
  • Every month – if possible always on the 15th –  each of us will do a post with an individual story that goes along for us with the same photo.
  • If you want you can play along and we will have the photo for you to download and show us your version of The Whatevers. The photo will be posted at the end of our blogposts- not on Facebook!
  • There is no rules to the story itself- it can be funny, sad, uplifting, breathtaking- WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the length or the form of the story- it can be a short sentence, an essay, a poem or a soap opera – WHATEVER
  • There is no rules on the artform you choose – it can be a scrapbook layout, an altered art project, an artjournal page – WHATEVER
  • Here is a rule though: if you take the photo you have to link back to us and show us your story.
  • These pictures are from our personal stash and are for personal use for you only! If you want to use them for a publication whether a book or magazine in print or digital form please ask for permission!
  • If you want to participate we’ll have a linky list for each Whatever Post.
  • You can also join our The Whatevers -Facebook Page
See you on July 15 with the first Whatever

I hope you will join in the fun!


  1. Oh my gosh I can't believe it's been a year! I so fell off the wagon, but really loved playing along in the beginning. Congratulations to you, Martha! I look forward to seeing what's new with whatevers2.


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