Allyson Proulx, working under the name Lefty Smudges, is predominantly a paper artist, written communication enthusiast, and writer. Utilizing a combination of paper, ink, imagery, and text, Lefty Smudges investigates the many ways in which we as human beings use language to reveal themselves, to connect with others, and to communicate phrases such as “I love you,” “Thank you,” “I see you,” and “You mean something to me.” Her project 365 Days: A Year in Postcards is a clear example of this investigation and her blog documents her continued exploration in this field. Allyson has worked with such organizations as Museum London, London Regional Children’s Museum, London Public Library, Fringe London, Anova London (previously Women’s Community House), as well as numerous private businesses, and individuals. Her current projects include Short Letters and In Transit. Allyson Proulx is a member of Good Sport, studio, exhibition, and project space, in London, Ontario.