Wednesday, March 30, 2016
my 2016 graceful envelope entry
Luckily, she turned and was very happy to see me. She put 5 cancels on the front. She kept telling me to go ahead and cancel them myself. But, I said that would be bad luck. The trainee was wowed. One year, I loved my idea, which was a clothesline. I did not get in that year, but there were a couple other clothesline designs that did get in and they were way better than mine. I know that anyone who pulled out real nibs and ink with the same idea as this will probably beat me out. I'm lookin' at you Jeri. Jeri has had a ton of winners using layouts that include many different styles of lettering. I should have insisted that she complete this idea, and enter it as Jeri Wilson (rather than her married name - Hobart) which would have been fine - since I believe Wilson is her maiden name.
So, the judging is in April, winners are posted in May... oh...the shading to make it look like a stack of envelopes isn't very good. It would have been nice to do a better job on the illustration. Maybe some day I will do another one. My one hope of getting in with such rough illustration and lettering is that I might be the only one with these tiny stamps.
So....Christy - Jeri - and anyone else who entered - it would be fun to see any other entries, ahead of time. Feel free to send scans to me and I will post them.