Submissions are now being accepted to the current MackEvent!

Creative Muse: Write a letter to a stranger

Write an anonymous letter to an anonymous person. Place the letter in an obvious location, labeled clearly that it is for anyone to read. Document via any media source that you wish the process of creating the letter and leaving it. You can even hide and take a picture of the stranger reading it if you want! Create art out of any part of the process and submit it!

Send your submissions to by August 24th!

Note: By submitting your art, you are giving Allison Mack and Essence Interactive, Inc full rights to the digital copy of your submission. Please only submit your original art or a digital representation of your original art.

Add yours Comments – 32

  • william

    on August 13, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I am going to do this event, sounds fun. thanks allison

  • Beth

    on August 13, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I know exactly what I’m gonna do for this now!

  • andradep

    on August 14, 2009 at 9:56 am

    This task seems a little bit crazy, but still fun.
    Anyways… do you have twitter? I’ve seen 2 different profiles claiming to be you, but I’m almost sure they’re fake.

  • Ritinha

    on August 14, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Look Andradep, Allison has a twitter, but it is her friend Tabby who made it, and updates okay? But there is the link, this is the original ;D


  • Jade Ruby

    on August 14, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    andradep Says:
    “Anyways… do you have twitter? I’ve seen 2 different profiles claiming to be you, but I’m almost sure they’re fake.”

    Ms. Mack keeps her link to her personal social network pages on the sidebar of this site.

  • Brittany

    on August 16, 2009 at 9:48 am

    This sounds like tons of fun! I hope everyone enjoys doing it!

  • misslane

    on August 17, 2009 at 12:41 am

    the photos can be retouched with photoshop????? thanks!!!

  • Jade Ruby

    on August 19, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Oh, I just got a great idea, but I think I’ll save it for another time. This one’s a Doozy.

  • Electra

    on August 21, 2009 at 8:16 am

    Jade Ruby says: “Oh, I just got a great idea, but I think I’ll save it for another time. This one’s a Doozy.”

    – Why? There are only few submissions. It’ll be great if there would be some more… and yours of course too. 🙂

  • Electra

    on August 21, 2009 at 8:18 am


    I’ve just sent mine. Leaving a letter for a stranger worked much better this time. 🙂 I even got two of them! 😀

  • Susana

    on August 21, 2009 at 10:31 am

    are we allowed to put any picture we want? Because I was thinking of putting an animal with the envelope & kind of making it seem like anyone can read it because this puppy I have in mind is very cute & makes everyone want to just grab her so I think I want to do something towards that angle 🙂

  • Jade Ruby

    on August 21, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    This is a great idea, but somehow the uniqueness is difficult for some.

  • Jade Ruby

    on August 21, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    The city. So many anonymous people, moving through the supposed grind of daily life. Mechanically going through the motions, as the clock ticks that incessant beat.

    Wait. What’s this? A letter? Who’s it for? To Anyone Who Picks This Up? Oh my! Should I open it?

  • Susana

    on August 21, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Okay I did mine, mine wasn’t great but oh well it’s my first time maybe next time I will try to be more creative, I was just scared I was going to run out of time because I only had like 3 days left & I like to have time to think of ways I could make it cool.

    Well I put mine in & mine is the Doggy photo lol I know it’s not really cool but she is adorable isn’t she 🙂 hehe it was fun to try

    & I totally get what you mean Jade Ruby about the uniqueness being difficult I had a hard one on that one because I couldn’t think of something cool to say or even a cool place to put it haha I guess thats why I used a puppy lol

    I hope you guys like it though 🙂

  • KaeMegPri

    on August 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I have been one acquainted with the night
    I have walked out in rain, and back in rain
    I have been one acquainted with the night

    I have look down the saddest city lane
    I have passed by the watchman on his beat, and dropped my eyes unwillingly to explane.

    And further still at an unearthly height a luminary clock against the sky proclaimed
    the time was neither wrong nor right

    I have been one acquainted with the night

  • KaeMegPri

    on August 21, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    A thousand times good night.
    A thousand times the worst to want thy light

    Love goes toward love, as school boys from their books

    But love from love, toward school with heavey looks.

    Romeo and Juliet

  • Electra

    on August 22, 2009 at 2:40 am

    It was fun and quite interesting to watch people when they found my letter. Some of them seemed quite scared and didn’t dare to take or open it. Two out of round about thirty people finally read my letter and seemed to enjoy it. Well, at least they had a big smile on the face…. but I won’t tell you what I wrote. ;-D


  • Bouroux

    on August 23, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Hi Allison.
    Beliefs is like love, it is essential to our lives but it can be destructive.

    My letter to a sranger.
    A bottle in the sea.

    Believe or not believe.

    This message addresses audiences throughout the world.
    Need of man to believe is causing many problems.
    The man often uses beliefs to control others against their will.
    Religions, political parties, unions and religious leaders have
    proven repeatedly that man is very fragile and easily manipulated
    when it comes to belief.
    The origin of war is always the result of misuse of beliefs.
    Whoever you are, rich or poor,
    unknown or famous, do not let your beliefs control your life.
    The more you believe, the more you lose your objectivity
    and you are easily manipulated.
    Be careful and stay master of your destiny.
    If we let others control our beliefs,
    we allow them to control our lives.
    A compassionate humanitarian.

    Have a good week and take care of you.

  • Jade Ruby

    on August 24, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Would that there could be a time when the major belief will be in each Other.

  • Jade Ruby

    on August 24, 2009 at 2:11 am

    When we can say, “I believe in You.”

  • Jade Ruby

    on August 24, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Oh. . . Uh, excellent letter Claude. 🙂

  • marax18

    on August 24, 2009 at 4:00 am

    This one looks very familiar.. and also it’s my birthday .

  • Beth

    on August 25, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Happy birthday marax18!

  • Jade Ruby

    on August 25, 2009 at 4:20 am

    Happy birthday marax18, what’s very familiar?

  • Smallvillekent

    on August 25, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Yes , nice letter Claude. Also I picked up the 8th season of Smallville today. Looking foward to watching Allison. Don’t forget to get your copy. Happy birthday marax18. Have a good one everybody.

  • Christopher

    on August 25, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Nice as all these MackEvents are, could we please hear from the Mack herself???

    Talk to us, Allison! We fucking miss you! 🙂

  • egallucci

    on August 27, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Hello Allison!!

    Thank you for to put my letter in your page about “write a letter to a stranger”…Im very happy…..kiss!!!

  • Jade Ruby

    on August 29, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Well Allison, here it is the closing of another month. I imagine that you are aware that our hopes and dreams continue to support you in all of your endeavors.

  • Beth

    on August 29, 2009 at 1:24 am

    Well said Jade.

  • Jade Ruby

    on August 29, 2009 at 3:12 am

    Thank you Beth.

  • marax18

    on October 24, 2009 at 7:20 am

    Thank you Beth and Jade. and sorry for being late to respond. lately i was busy with my works.
    I mean August 10 is My birthday.
    and i don’t expect that you’ll believe me in this.however at my 25’th Birthday i saw a dream that i got a letter from Alison Mack.. that was really strange.
    this is what i mean this is very familiar.

  • Lora

    on November 22, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Once I had the idea to write a letter to the mailman but I wasn’t actually sure if it would work. I can’t believe I didn’t think of this! Thanx! I’ll write A.S.A.P!