The Astrohaus team commissioned renowned artist Todd McLellan to create art based on the Freewrite, and, boy, did he deliver. Todd has a photo series, currently touring with the Smithsonian, called "Things Come Apart," where he disassembles everyday objects, and he gave our beloved Freewrite the same treatment.
Over the next 12 days, we'll be releasing exclusive looks into Todd's artistic process on our channels, as well as running a treasure hunt to celebrate his artistic gift!
Starting today, August 26th, the Astrohaus team will be hiding 12 pieces of "Freewrite Disassembled" (shall we say... we disassembled it further? Ha.) across our platforms. Social media, this blog, our website, and even our email newsletter--it's all fair game.
Clues will be announced here every day at 12PM EST until September 6th. September 6th's clue will release at midnight and winners will be announced at 1PM EST. The participants who find the most pieces will win art and an accessory or poster discount, on us.
Make sure you email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you find a piece! You do not have to find each piece the day of, just as long as it's before Day 12 at 1EST.
“There is an old saying: If you want to hide the treasure, put it in plain sight. Then no one will see it.”
“There's no place like home.”
—L. Frank Baum
“The Hemingwrite is a distraction-free writing tool.”
“Video killed the radio star.”
“To write is human, to receive a letter: Divine!”
"Whoever said money can't buy happiness didn't know where to shop."
"The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them."
"I get mail; therefore, I am."
"I have a drawer where I keep their faces."
—Steve Savile (from our Freewrite family!)
"Pin thy faith to no man's sleeve."
"Wherever there are birds, there is hope."
—Mehmet Murat Ildan
"Letter writing is the only device for combining solitude with good company."
See you 12PM EST tomorrow!
(If you're stuck on where to look, here's a second hint, just for this first day. Make sure you're signed up for our newsletter for something that's coming tonight. It'll be on the bottom right of our site)
Hang on, what is a Freewrite, anyway? Click the graphic below to learn more about our line distraction-free writing tools before Freewrites run out.
What’s all the fuss about Todd McLellan’s “Freewrite Disassembled?" By now, halfway through our treasure hunt celebration, you’ve probably seen this image (and many parts of it, if you’re an Internet sleuth) around every corner of the Astrohaus web.
What is the Snowflake Method?
First, a droplet of water freezes to a particle of dust, creating an ice crystal. As this crystal moves through the atmosphere, water vapor freezes to the outside of it, growing and building the flake’s unique structure. In this analogy, your story’s premise is the original ice crystal, and you build outwards from there.