Thursday, October 30, 2014
one thing i do, when i am doing designs along these lines --- is to use all lower case. there is something about all lower case that sets up the whole design to be a little out of whack. so if there are other minor defects...they don't really bother the eye, because all lower case sets the stage for *anything goes* which includes jiggles...which means.....i can't wait to appropriate this idea :-)
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
i know i will struggle with my envelope to sandy because she has an address with one of those really long street addresses. i'm curious to know how she would have addressed this envelope if it was going to her address?
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
even though none of the stamps have teal, i am ok with how they look on this envelope.
Monday, October 27, 2014
sadly, jan did not jump on my offer to organize all my images. maybe she is out of town and will be getting back to me shortly.
p.s. this whole article won the top award at the art directors yearly awards event. Tara Okerstrom-Bauer and Hannah Agran deserve 66% of the credit. or more....they come up with the words and concept. i just figure out a way to fit things together and choose styles of lettering that work.
scroll down to the post below to see today's envelope. this post is an extra one - not in the pre-scheduled group.
thanks, hester :-)
Sunday, October 26, 2014
to the right is a sample page from Erica McPhee. i met Erica (online) many years ago. she has started The Flourish Forum which is a fast growing internet group for penmanship and calligraphy. you can cruise around and read all kinds of information and check out the tutorials. and you can join the group and participate in conversations and ask questions.
there may be Fourish Forum members who are finding my blog for the first time...so *HI* to anyone who has just found my blog. i have posted one new envelope every day for nearly 5 years. i have over 50 new envelopes lined up and ready to go. so if you enjoy mail art, this is a fun place to snag some ideas. sadly, nothing is organized. but, maybe i will find a volunteer to organize them into categories (i'm lookin' at you, jan - she has a PhD in organization)
the new envelope for today is in the post below this one - so scroll down :-)
here is the link to Erica's website:
and here is the link to The Flourish Forum
http://theflourishforum.com/ click on the teal button that says Enter the FORUM, on the right
thanks, karen :-)
i like the stamp in the landscape orientation. it looks nice to rotate your stamps so that the rectangles of the envelope and name and stamp all echo each other.
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Friday, October 24, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
the card folds into a 6-pointed star. the upsidedown cancel on the envelopes is pretty funny. the hand, that is turning off a light switch is a little spooky. the tree looks like it is looking down at the spooky hand which is in a grave.
love the drawings. they look like they were inspired by ed emberly (?) i have to go back and look in the archives....
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
i'll have to pay attention and see if i can figure out why that it. my first guess is that waiting zones are usually full of distractions.
thank you karen for the mail. everyone enjoys seeing examples from other artists.
oh...i like how she had a nice hand cancel....and *boo* to the p.o. for sending it through the machine. we didn't need that extra wave pattern at the top. although it is not as bad as some of those wacky tire tread cancels they apply once in a while.
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
i am still hooked on the wrought iron lettering and it is getting looser and looser.
i dropped them in the mail yesterday. i think the deadline to mail the exchange envelopes was the end of october. you still have a few days to go.
thanks again to jan for doing all the work. i have been lining up (queuing up - for my international readers) posts and am all the way up to the end of november, so it will be a while before you see all the fun envelopes that i received. thanks to everyone who participated.
today's post is below. this is an extra post.
or, i will add a bonus post on days that i have something to share in addition to the post of the day.
this artist did not say whether or not it was OK to post the name, so, i will leave it anonymous for now. he or she can always leave a comment :-)
a very fun sharpie design, lovingly outlined. the address was on the flip side with the stamp.
it takes a lot of self control for me to keep at the chores and not take a vacation day to do sharpie and outline designs...
speaking of markers, ruth asked me to discuss markers.
i never met a marker i didn't like. i remember the very first Magic Marker that my dad brought home. a little glass bottle with a felt wick. i only got to use it once in a while. most of the time, i had to satisfy my addiction to lettering at my chalk board. i'm sure chalk was cheaper than the marker.
but i digress. click to see the rest of the comments on markers. i didn't want this post to be too long.
Monday, October 20, 2014
it is very 3D - layered and makes me want to take a trip.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
i will mail the exchange envelopes today. thanks to everyone who participated and big thanks to jan for organizing it. :-)
on a side note, i will be doing a blog post on flourishing that will be on the nibs and ink blog. maybe that will jolt me out of my wrought iron rut.
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
love that notecard. wonder what kind of tool she used?
thank you, karen.