Monday, June 30, 2014
Sunday, June 29, 2014
Saturday, June 28, 2014
but decided that might be too much of a good thing. i am tempted to do another one of these, with a colorful name to see how it looks. if i had time, i could spend a couple more hours on details. but....i think it is happy enough the way it is.
Friday, June 27, 2014
tomorriw i will show you my circles. this reminds me of the turn of the century, back when jackie and i were exchanging quite a bit of mail. we would frequently be doing the same thing at the same time unbeknownst to each other. i would put an envelope out for the mailman and later, when i went to get my mail, the one he had dropped off from jackie was eerily similar to the one i had just sent. and we did not usually get into any kind of predictable patterns. mostly, things were just random.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
i even like that long crossbar on the t in street.
many stealworthy items on this envelope.
thank you smash :-)
Monday, June 23, 2014
Sunday, June 22, 2014
ruth and i are both big fans of black and white on kraft paper. i'm sure johnny approves.
thank you ruth :-)
i liked it better without the penny, but, it's a lick-em stamp, so i guess it has to stay. i think i might be able to get it off if i put it in the freezer. but at a certain point i just have to mail the things that bug me and move on. i'm pretty sure the people who receive mail don't nit-pick and say "geesh, this is such a dog i wish she would have thrown it in the garbage." no offense to the dogs who read my blog. it's just an expression. i guess i could say *toad.* i'm pretty sure that toads don't read blogs, but then, maybe there are toad luvers. ok, how about wart...anyone object to the use of wart as the universal symbol for yucky?
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Thursday, June 19, 2014
my issue with the tombos is that i only have about 20 colors and when i was a zig person, i had all the colors which was 72 or maybe more and even that wasn't enough, but it was not so limiting.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
i found this random font and have no idea where it came from. i enjoyed experimenting with it and was going to show the photo on the first day and then show the two envelopes on the next two days, but i can't get that photo to flip around. and believe me, i tried everything. if you want to see it right side up, i suppose you can download it and flip it around. anyhow, happy birthday to jeri. i did all my practice in pink and then remembered that jeri is a big fan of orange, so i added orange and it was a hot mess. so a little black and then a little white and a clown and it's not as fabulous as jeri's lettering with real ink and nibs, but, it's better than not getting any mail on your birthday, eh? the envelope tomorrow is a little better example of the font.
jeri's address will go between the two lines at the bottom, in tiny printing. that pale blue that is on the stamp might look nice.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
on the other hand, i am perplexed as to why i have such a good influence on people i have met through the blog while the people who see me every day usually just tell me to go jump in the lake. or they roll their eyes a lot.
great envelope :-)
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
i really enjoyed the story that went with this envelope. she was doing some mindless drawing, doodling, template tracing, etc to relieve stress and when it was done, she thought of things i have said about using envelope designs to relieve stress and then she parted with her last Zippy stamp...which was very generous. and she added: please keep it up (referring to the blog).
well, that *please* pretty much guarantees that i will be keeping it up as long as i have access to a computer/scanner or magic phone.
welcome to the club, mary katherine.
p.s. i had to really scrutinize her penmanship to see that it was not a font. she has amazing penmanship. i might scan and post a sample of it. but, i have 150 envelope to address today, so i am going to go forth and bickhamize.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
my other ALEX works better.
and because there are two curves - on the D and R, i like to add a third - on a lower case a
because i like *threes.* not always, but most of the time....
Monday, June 9, 2014
Sunday, June 8, 2014
this blog is no longer putting up new envelopes, but there are a bunch to look at. it makes me wonder how long all these blogspot blogs will be up and running.
the link takes you to the gallery
i like the last messages on the home page...the topic they posted about, before shutting down...they talked about scanner problems -one of my biggest problems. they also ask nicely at the bottom to ask permission to repost things. well, boys, i didn't. sorry. but, you are two boys and i raised two boys. so for all the times your mothers asked you to do something - and you didn't do it - i am not doing what you asked. sorry. if you see this and want me to delete it, i will be happy to comply with that request :-)
finn says the link above does not work
so he found this one....try it. i clicked on the *test this link* button and it worked for me. thanks finn.
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Friday, June 6, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
the dainty miss leitzel stamp might have been a better choice. i love the circus stamps...
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
found the sketchy people
didn't really see a US stamp that went with it.
i am always happy with putting the address in one line as a horizon or in this case it would be the floor.
or the edge of the stage.
if i had time, i would take a good figure study class and draw the letters in the same style as the stamp.
Monday, June 2, 2014
i used a blue galaxy marker, outlined with a black pigma and then went over the blue with a white gel pen.