It's the day after Christmas and I'm finalizing my New Year's cards. My list isn't as long as some, but they still take work. I completed the graphite drawing of my turtle (original sketch here), designed the card via Desktop program, and I've printed them out in a few different formats. Some as folded cards and others as post cards. They will all go in their respective envelopes.
I sure wish I were more ready with my calligraphy to address them beautifully, but
"...sometimes you just
have to accept
that you don't have the time."
My idea was to have a quote that supported my Slowing Down message.
A wax stick acquired from a known arts & crafts store seems very flammable. When using the wick method it scorches my paper. I stopped dropping wax on this one so you would see the burned paper. I HAVE on occasion just kept making the seal and smudged the wax over it to cover up the burns. Not ideal though.
Here is a demo of what usually happens when I use the wick from this wax:
So there you are, all exited about the prospects of returned mail now that you’ve put your digs out there. They start rolling in! It’s Vegas baby! Then reality sets in… you have to actually respond to all of them.
To add more realism to this canvas of postal treasure you’re reading the same introductory questions over and over.
"You’re on your fifth letter
and you feel yourself
in a perpetual state of deja vu."
Well do I have a solution for you!
It's so wonderful to be able to cheer someone in a way unlike any other. There is just nothing quite like a letter. This is going out to someone needing some encouragement. I'm sorry it's not a better shot. I was in a dash to get to the post office after spending quite some time on drawing this by hand in graphite.
In my graphite work I never use a stomp blender or my fingers for shading. Just my opinion, but that's cheating.
"Instead I use a variety
of soft and hard graphite grades."
Including different sharpened points, and varying pressure.
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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• Snail Mail Ideas
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