Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sexy Backs

They say the third time's the charm. And since I'm a charm kind of woman, I figure, what the heck. So, here's "Sexy Backs" for the third time today. 


Sometimes the back of my envies are as enticing as white bread. As a result I've been working them--pushing the envelope--so to speak. Reminded me of Edwin Newman's book, "Strictly Speaking" for some reason. Have you read it? 


But anyway . . . I am on a mission to save my backs. I want to bring sexy back, so I often use the back for the address, and the front for the art. It gives me a larger canvas, I get to do something different, and I have so much fun I should check to make sure it's legal. Example No. 1? I did front and back. Then I added a little green to both sides, 'cause . . . I'll give you a clue. The letter was mailed to my late night chatter-er. 


See? No only have I been "arting and tarting" up my envies, I've been writing short stories, too. In installments. Silly long rhymes work just as well. Not into creating on the fly? Tear (wouch!) bits of a short story from a magazine or a book (anthologies are great sources, if you can bear to tear) and paste them on. If you write you own, Please-please-please! Edit or write in pencil first, then edit. 


Make sure you never use the same story twice. Finish the story or not. Want to keep 'em guessing? How about letting them in on the fun. Leave the finish to them. Let them end the final leg of the story in one of their replies.


Oh, ain't mail art fun? Just wait until I boast, "The USPS published some of my short stories!" I won't be lying then.


13 comments:

  1. Too neat!!! Why hadn't I thought of this?

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  2. You're always full of great ideas!

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    1. Such a compliment Mrs. D. Thank you. I have some of the best inspiration. Everyone who writes to me inspires me to repay in kind.

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  3. I know I enjoyed the multiple conversations going on. On some of my swaps I have been just making stuff up. Along the lines of a bad family vacation.

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    1. LOL! Thank you, Derrick. You didn't miss a beat. You're quick. I like your idea. People either think you're a few letters shy of a full alphabet, or they love it. :) Write on!

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  4. That's a really great idea! Very imaginative.

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    1. I appreciate your comments. Thank you. :)

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  5. I love love love your handwriting - those esses (??!) are like bendy rivers. Thanks for stopping by my blog. ^_^

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    1. Well, goodness gracious! Thank you very much Jocelyn. No one has ever commented on my esses before. :) Must remember to print better from now on.

      Visiting your blog was a pleasure. Thanks for having me.

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  6. This is a good idea! :) I love decorating the backs of my envies!

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    1. Hope you'll try the story bit and share with us. :)

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  7. That looks lovely :) should get my rubberstams out and make some nice mailart envies to send you ;)

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    1. Thanks. :) And, hey to you. Yes, you should. I'd be beside myself with happiness if you did.

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