Writing Letters and Snail Mail
I've mailed out the postcard for the The Great Big Stitched Postcard Swap, the blog hop went live Monday, and I've tweeted (and been retweeted which was a thrill for me!) and Facebooked. I've discovered other artists who are just as drawn to paper as I am, followed their blogs, and gained more followers of my Paper With Everything blog as well. It was a blast and I have a feeling I'm going to be participating again next year!
With all that settled, I turned to the business of working on this month's designs for the MATS Assignment Bootcamp. This morning, when I needed a break from illustrating wire whisks, I watched Monica Lee's latest interview on her Smart Creative Women website and learned about a letter-writing campaign that was started by the editor of Stationery Trends Magazine, Sarah Schwartz. It brought back the idea of making postcards every so often and sending them out to friends when they'd least expect it. Nowadays it's greetings on Facebook walls or text messages but I still think nothing beats receiving real cards or postcards.
Sarah's campaign is quite simple. You send her a card or postcard that you particularly like and let her know why. She then sends you notecards for you to use on future snail mailing ventures! You can read more about it here. Or watch the interview:
I'd like to start something like it but as I don't have sponsors who will provide the notecards, I thought I'd do it this way: send me your mailing address and I will write you the old fashioned way via snail mail. I may send you a hand made card or a postcard I've found that I fell in love with. Either way, you'll be getting mail in your mailbox and not in your email inbox or your Facebook message page.
You'll probably say that it's a lot to do and everyone's busy and all. I know all that--I do several things and am forever announcing that there are never enough hours in a day. But I find that I make time for the things I like to do (like post on FB or watch an interview or play PvZ, Township, and any one of my Emily games) and making things is something I LOVE doing. So that's that. If you like snail mail, let me know. Doesn't matter where in the world you are. I'll mail one to you!
Meanwhile, here is my wire whisk. I also found good use for one of the cutouts I used for the blog hop.
The bowls came first. I wanted something a bit retro.
And here is the cutout which I've put to more good use!