I've decided on sending out New Years cards this season. I already have in mind what I will design. I actually do not want red, green, gold.... Instead I see it as a graphite drawing with no color. The thought the card will convey will be "Slowing Down".
Besides nostalgia, Slowing Down was my initial motivation behind letter writing. It takes time and thought to write a letter. I've always been a speedy gonzales, but there are many wonderful things to be lost or missed in a hurry. Above is my preliminary doodle.
Have you thought about your Holiday Cards yet? Keep Scribbling!
As an artist my studio is full of paper. But oddly I'm still out shopping for writing paper. Stationary stores have taken to online storefronts. But I love the texture and feel of paper. Don't you?
For now, calling myself an artist and spending oodles of time hunting for paper that suits me will just not due. I have been making my own designs and printing them on the home printer.
"Until something better comes along
that's what I'll be using."
Which is perfectly OK because I'm finding myself giving the Art of my letters just as much attention as the content. I'm not big on swapping, but I really love getting a letter that is well crafted visually. I want my letters to give others the same joy when they go to the letter box. :) Keep Scribbling!
© Ruth Korch, Santa Cruz, CA | The Graceful Envelop Contest 2012, BEST IN SHOW
I grew up moving around quite a bit. This of course lead to relying on the postman. Now in the digital age communication has a whole new stream of consciousness. With all the hub-bud, I'm yearning for yesteryear.
So I've gone shopping for paper and penpals. Quite the full time job. Those of you who do penpalling know that it doesn't come easy. We all have different styles and reasons for writing. Finding others who match your letters takes time. But I am not faint at heart!
Hello, I’m Nina, the maven behind the
IQS blog. I’m all about creativity (ya think?).
I work in several disciplines. So it's no surprise that the Art of Letter Writing would come knocking on my door. Smitten!
However, I did not want to simply add MailArt as a discipline to my website. Thus it became the IQS Blog within my site. And that is why there are TWO navigation menus. *Here’s a Tip: stick with the BLOG Menu in this Column. The main site menu will lead you astray into dark places where you will be screaming for help and no one will hear you.
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