Wednesday, May 13, 2015

from christy

whenever i get an envelope from christy, i feel like i should spend more time on my envelopes. she clearly puts a lot of time into her envelopes. i used to, but i have too many irons in the fire these days. i have met christy and in one conversation, she mentioned a multitude of activities - so, i know she is one of those people who packs about five times as much into each day as i do. if you know someone like that...don't feel jealous or intimidated. i have no idea what makes some people so much more productive. that's just the way it is.
i also knows she has an art background (degree) and i am pretty sure she has not taken many formal lettering classes. so, this lovely envelope shows how she has integrated lessons from other creative activities into envelopes. i really like this one - and i recommend lifting as many ideas as you can :-)

thanks, christy

and a HUGE thank you to the p.o. for not putting nasty sharpie marks on the stamp.

6 comments:

  1. Oh my word! That is stunning!!! So much inspiration in one little photo. Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. I was super fortunate to be gifted with one of these beauties by Christy in an exchange. Simply gorgeous!! I love it!

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  3. Gorgeous!!! and inspirational!!!

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  4. This is beautiful. I'm just starting to work on my lettering so I 'm going to reaslly study this. Question though, how does the post feel about the unique placing of stamps?

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  5. This is beautiful. I'm just starting to work on my lettering so I 'm going to reaslly study this. Question though, how does the post feel about the unique placing of stamps?

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  6. there are some postal workers who will tell you that the stamp has to be in the upper left corner, but if you put a stamp on it, they pretty much have to deliver it. they can tack on a surcharge if the address is not level with the landscape orientation of the envelope. a non-conforming stamp position may delay the envelope. the machine may kick it out and it may have to wait for a human to OK it. some postal workers love mail art and welcome all the variety.

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