I have mentioned how much I love mail, right?
Well, ever since I started my postal experiment in June, I have had the pleasure of crossing postage with many interesting people who share my passion for art, writing, and stationary supplies!
I have joined the Letter Writer's Alliance, and have met quite a few pen friends through their wonderful organization. Donovan Beeson and Kathy Zadrozny are always offering up interesting mail tidbits and products to enhance your letters and show of your postal pride. They even mentioned my call for letters here on their blog!
I take extra bits of time here and there to create special pieces of mail to reply to all of my pen pals. I have painted postcards, and even stitched a few! I have practiced copying famous art, like Van Gogh's irises, to make my stationary more unique and personalized. All of these little sessions enhance my artistic skills and help me share some art with new friends.
I have continued to enjoy collecting stamps. Check out these cool newly issued "Earthscape" series of stamps. I've even joined eBay so I can find discontinued stamps, like the Abstract Expressionist series from 2010. I am still trying to track down a set of Ray and Charles Eames stamps from 2008. I got it bad...
Seeking out handmade and art-inspired note cards has also become a passion of mine. I picked up this gorgeous set of Van Gogh cards at the Denver Art Museum's "Becoming Van Gogh" exhibit this past week (I'll share more on that trip soon!)
And my other obsession? Washi tape!! You can see my three newest rolls there with the Van Gogh notes. I bought these from Wishy Washi Tape on Etsy. They have such a cute selection, and shipped incredibly fast. I highly recommend their shop!
I have been experimenting with all types of ways to send special greetings to friends and family in the mail. For the most part, I am pretty impressed at how easily everything is delivered! And the best part of taking a bit of extra time to write letters and create beautiful mail?
All the awesome mail you get back!
Look at how creative everyone is! I even received "Miss Milkshake's Tiny Craft-A-Rama" Zine. It has a little paper doll set inside... I am so coloring it and clipping it out! Pen pals are awesome.
Do you love mail too? Even if you don't have pen pals, isn't it fun to shop online and anticipate that special package to arrive on your doorstep in a few days?
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