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.