• Gina Greenlee, Author

On Artmaking and Mental Health: “Notes to Strangers” by Andy Leek


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Meet the artist leaving positive notes for strangers around London.

Too many talents remain hidden behind fear of ridicule. Andy Leek, Notes to Strangers A good CV is not worth unhappiness. Andy Leek End the glorification of long hours. Andy Leek

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“I used to work in advertising. I just had a month off for poor mental health. And when I came back from it I realized that a big part of the thing that had made me sick in the first place is that I wasn’t making any art.

I had a very long commute and I realized that was probably my only chance to make art. So I started off trying to make a difference for one person every day by leaving cards with positive notes to strangers on them, in copies on the metro, and leaving them on seats for random people to find.”

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Resilience comes with rewards. Andy Leek Genuine humility disarms. Andy Leek If you’re happy change nothing. Andy Leek

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You can always start again. Andy Leek

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Audacity cures boredom. Andy Leek

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If you do things without an agenda, the universe pays you back in some crazy amazing ways. Andy Leek

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