A Month of Letters is upon us. For those of you who haven't heard, A Month of Letters (affectionately "lettermo") has put out an annual February challenge since 2010. Which is to write and send a piece of mail daily (excluding Sundays because the post office is closed) for the entire month.
It has quite a following. Some come back every year. Others join in when they can. Let's face it, some years are harder than others. Hence the challenge. I will be joining for the first time this year. (as if I don't have enough things to do.)
But Letter Writing must go on
and we are to do our part.
"Be the change you want to see.."
and all that.
Writing letters seems to have brought on much tea drinking...
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.
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!
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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