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tin no 22 – arrival


tin no 22 – arrival, originally uploaded by alabamawhirly.

tin no 22 – arrival

Here is the tin I was sent as part of the project find me.

Ninety of these tins have been sent out and left around Britain (and a few to the US) as part of an experiment.

Tracey Tucker, the artist originating the idea, wondered if we are all capable of doing something good – just for the sake of it – when we don’t really have to – an act of kindness for no real reason.

The idea is a simple one – if you find a tin that looks like this – then take what’s inside it and replace it with something else of your own. Then, send it back out into the world and see what happens. Add your experience with the tin to find me website by posting pictures and blogs- it’s really imortant that you do this, as then, other people can see what has happened to a tin that they might once have had too.

You can give a tin to a friend, a stranger, hide it, leave clues as to where it is, pass it around and around a family, anything you want.

I was so excited when I saw the tin, it was a number 22, a palindromic number, my very favourite.

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4 Responses to tin no 22 – arrival

  1. Minimun April 17, 2007 at 2:06 pm #

    I want to find a tin! But I live in Spain, are you planning to leave some here soon?

  2. alabamawhirly April 17, 2007 at 2:15 pm #

    Hi minimun, follow the link to the find me website and plead with Tracey there…she may help you out. I have already dispatched mine but she has some still here

    Hope you get one

  3. Tracey April 17, 2007 at 4:49 pm #

    Hi minimun – Tracey here, I do still have some tins as I’m being incredibly lazy about hiding the rest (which I really must get on and do). So if you would like a tin, let me know where to send it and I’ll post one to you. All we tinners ask in return is that you let us know where your tin went on the website messages board, and send us pictures if you can.

    All the best,


  4. summer pickles August 17, 2007 at 12:27 pm #

    Have just found your blog and am loving it… Oh! and am leaving a comment here because, hooray for palindromes!!!
    Hannah xx

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