The because you’re fcking awesome project
The project that began with a birthday present
For my son’s birthday in 2017, I wrote on the outside of each present reasons why I’d given it to him: because you’re kind, because you’re intelligent, because I love you… you get the idea.
Then I decided to make them into a series of cards. Because you’re kind, because you’re hot, because you’re sweet, because you’re funny, because I love you, XO.
I gave a because you’re sweet to a friend but crossed out sweet and wrote fcking awesome instead. A while later she showed me her wallet - she’d been carrying the card around, to remind her on days she needed reminding just how awesome she was.
I felt quite emotional when I saw that card in her wallet. I decided there and then I wanted to start randomly putting these cards around: #fwstealthdrop, the because you’re fcking awesome project was born.
I’ve always wanted to be a graffiti artist but I’m way too well behaved, lol. Putting wee cards around in random places is about as naughty as I can manage… I’ve got to tell you though, it is SO exciting stealth-dropping these cards, wondering afterward just who is gonna pick them up, hoping I made their day. #fwstealthdrops was born.
Following are some of my favourite photographs of the stealthdrops.