Miranda July and Harrell Fletcher told me to make an encouraging banner, so I did. I mean, they encouraged me to make one through their website Learning to Love You More:
"Participants [of Learning to Love You More] accept an assignment, complete it by following the simple but specific instructions, send in the required report, and see their work posted online. Like a recipe, meditation practice, or familiar song, the prescriptive nature of these assignments is intended to guide people towards their own experience."
Assignment #63 instructs participants to make an encouraging banner. I didn't follow the exact instructions, which is why I never submitted a picture to the website. Which is why I'm telling you about it instead. I think it would make a nice present.
This is what it looks like all together (when you see it in real life you can see the letters on the cards, trust me):
Instead of cutting out letters and gluing them to big pieces of construction paper, like I was supposed to and like everyone else did, I wrote on some cute paper from Urban Source (a shop in Vancouver that sells reclaimed craft supplies), and I taped the individual letters to a piece of yarn. Sometimes we need to be reminded to take a break from the computer. You know?
Now I want to make one for public display, and maybe I'll follow the rules this time.