Thursday, June 30, 2016
below is the post i posted on june 30th. i kept posting and responding to readers and figured out that i could run some re-runs of old envelopes rather than taking a break. so there will be something to see every day - probably. after i hit a half million hits i would like to get to a million before i actually retire. so we'll see how it goes. it took 6 years+ to get to a half million. i think i can keep up for another 6 years - and hopefully, i will have some new content pretty soon.
thanks to my readers who commented and helped me figure out a way to keep going daily.
below is the original post...
i'm taking a break from the blog because i have run out of time to scan envelopes. i'm sad to stop because i know there are several people who start their day with a cup of coffee and an envelope. my stack of cards and letters from fans is one of my favorite stacks....but the other stacks are out of control and it is time to do something about them. who knows, i might do some impulse blogging....or maybe post something once a month...just to let you know if i am making any progress towards getting back to the blog.
i know there were people looking forward to the next exchange. i'm sorry that the exchanges are also on hold...but i imagine i will get back to them eventually. i certainly have a lot of stamps left to use up.
the image today is from this blog.
it was going to be another sunday post. i had a couple of them scheduled - which is why there was a sunday post yesterday.
you have to scroll down to see this image. so far, i have not found any actual envelopes on the blog, but this would be a fine envelope with a stamp and an address tucked in some where.
uber surf worthy link
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
i guess it is by pablo dugaz.
it appears to be one of several pieces of mail sent to cecile pierre.
you may click along and see more nice work at the link
tomorrow i will explain why we are having sunday again.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
viva has some fun stuff on her blog.
she teaches mail art classes for kids.
i should probably network with her....
Monday, June 27, 2016
christy robb made the cut this year as well as several of her students. you can spot them by the Morning Sun, Iowa tag after their names.
i'm pretty sure i already posted christy's envelope. i try to live with *no regrets* but i gotta say - i regret that i did not do a better job of labeling my thousands of posted envelopes.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
trust me, you will find a ton of ideas here
her name is naomi. i have not had time to find out more about her. maybe someone will surf around and let us know if there is more we need to know.
Saturday, June 25, 2016
given time and a desk, i think the serpentine lettering could go somewhere.
Friday, June 24, 2016
svalbard is an unincorporated island half way between norway and the north pole.
a search of svalbard on flickr will send you to some lovely photos. there have been a few people killed by polar bears on the island, so the ski guides carry loaded rifles. my son said they did not see any bears. he also said that more people are killed by avalanches than by polar bears - but the bears get all the press. no - my son did not send a postcard - but he did send one from antarctica last year. i forgot to ask him if anyone handles mail on the island...since it is unincorporated.
bonus post today - since that photo in the other post is so pitiful.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
they are the envelopes i sent for the may exchange and i had to rush through them. i actually had plenty of time sitting in waiting rooms, so, i spent a decent amount of time on them, but, the rush part came when i had to shoot phone photos of them before i dropped them in the mail.
and they were done on my lap. no desks in waiting rooms. i wish i had come up with some new styles just for waiting-room-lap-writing.
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
BIG THANK YOU
to everyone who sent mail while i was out of town. i will respond - when the dust settles.
this isn't exactly my house, but it is how i feel.
source of photo
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
but - i did get 50 envelopes done for eric -
and it was a nice way to take a break from the seasonal chaos.
i suppose i should do a video showing how to make letters with the giant copic. you can also make these with an eraser and a stamp pad.
Monday, June 20, 2016
Sunday, June 19, 2016
the last 10 envelopes to eric should be considered rough drafts. maybe when eric turns 60 and i am pushing 75 - things will have slowed down and i can spend some quality time on his 60 envelopes, eh?
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Friday, June 17, 2016
this is a bonus post today because the other envelope is too similar to yesterday's envelope.
the stamp is italian - centered in the upper right corner item. someone brought me a stack of stamps from italy. they are not gummed, which seems odd. but they are very pretty to use on my idea where i do not have to actually mail the envelope.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Monday, June 13, 2016
Sunday, June 12, 2016
a giant hamburger and a giant ice cream cone.
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Friday, June 10, 2016
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Monday, June 6, 2016
Sunday, June 5, 2016
this particular envelope has *audry p* as the caption, so she must be the sender.
the stamps are so cool. the circles, squares, bold colors, gray, kraft paper....so many elements...and so nice.
you may see many more envelopes on her blog - and maybe you can read french
Saturday, June 4, 2016
and another nice half-border from chuck. we are both big fans of art neuveau
note to thomas:
you had a question about no 18 of 30 which had the address *printed* in white. i posted a response that you may want to read.
Friday, June 3, 2016
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Wednesday, June 1, 2016
another fun border and font.
the little dots are perfect. and red-white-black is a forever favorite combination.
in case you did not see the memo a couple days ago...i will be out of town and not by a regular computer, so i can't run the exchange this month.
however - if you want to send me a decorated envelope while i am out of town - i will send a reply envelope upon my return.
or if you send more, i will send more....gee i wonder who will go overboard and send me 50 envelopes???
my address is right there in the image of the envelope from chuck
be sure to include your address so i know where to send the return mail.