Jake Lever 

‘Do the Little Things’ enters its final phase 

Starting in November 2020, ‘Do the Little Things’ has been running continuously for over a year.  Around 350 boats have been made by me and sent by participants all over the globe, from Canada to Cairo, New York to New Zealand.  Many people have found this to be a rich and meaningful form of connection with loved ones who they have missed seeing in person during the pandemic.  This phase of the project will finish at the end of 2021.  I will then chart all the journeys that the boats have made on a map of the world, drawing it by hand to show the starting point and destination of each boat.  So, if you would still like to order a boat, please do so by ordering from our shop by the end of December and if you have sent boats already, do let me know the starting point and destination by contacting me here.  Once the map has been completed, I will contact participants who will be invited to purchase a copy of the map from our shop.

Gillian Lever


Last month Ink, Sweat and Tears featured ’Shine’,  a poem by Rosie Miles, written in dialogue with my painted collage of the same title ’Shine’ (The painted collage is featured below and Rosie’s poem ‘Shine’ can be seen on the Ink, Sweat and Tears website here).

Ink, Sweat and Tears is a UK based webzine which publishes and reviews poetry, prose, prose-poetry, word and image pieces and everything in between. Their tastes are eclectic and magpie-like and they aim to publish something new every day.

Rosie Miles is based in Birmingham, and widely published in poetry magazines. Her debut collection CUTS’ (HappenStance, 2015) and her poem ‘You enter’ is etched into King’s Heath urban village square. She was selected for the first cohort of ACE/Nine Arches Press Dynamo Mentees in 2017. 

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