Wednesday, May 8, 2013

This, That & the Other


Hey, hey! I found my intro pack to the Letter Writer's Alliance. Yes, I am a member. JC enrolled me. Such a nice man. See how I keep things, thinking I'm saving them for special moments. It a miracle they haven't faded. I plan to use them this weekend. Or maybe I'll save them for my grands. 


Here's a thing I like. I flip through my sketchbooks and there's always something new to turn into a postcard. I also get to do a new quick-quick. Postcards are as much fun as letters. 


They are fun to the tune of" thirteen ready-for-the-mail." The same card repeats well. Simply add as many names of your pen-friends to the front, highlight the recipient's name, and you're good to go to the back for a personal message; print a bunch ahead of time, work the paper trimmer on a good day, and on down days you can sit back and dash off messages to family and friends. 


My first lino block! It makes for a beautiful postcard. I made it when I lived in South Carolina, with no knowledge of what I was doing. But sailing by the seat of ones pants is often a good thing. You have no fear or thoughts of failing, so you do well. 


"Happiness is overflowing?" I wonder why? Those were not the happiest handful of years. I suppose I was busy squeezing lemons, huh?  

I will write on, albeit on the back of a postcard.


8 comments:

  1. If life gives you lemons make lemoncello!

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    1. For real! Everything has a silver lining, right? Sometimes we just have to look harder to find it. :D

      I like Lemoncello ices. :) Yum! Yum! Gimme some!

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  2. I gotta say Love the bird at the desk and it always reminds me of you and gotta say everytime I hear a bird chirp I think of this bird you draw ... I knew from the minute we started writing that we were going to be tremendous friends . Well now you take it easy you have had a horrendous week .As Always your adoring Lucy , Take care my charlie brown .

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    1. Thank you, my funny peer. My sister and I had a red chair when we were very young. I search for the perfect red chair in vain. Some day soon I will sketch the "thing" I sit on in real life. Both feet are seldom on the floor though. LOL. You might be surprised to see what it is. ;)

      Wow. Charlie Brown has a big head too. I have more hair though. And Lucy never needs a touch-up. :) Poor CB. Is a good thing Lucy keeps her rates within limits. CB needs a whole lot of therapy.

      Tell me. Can Lucy do the watutsi?

      Be well. And give 'em hell. Well, maybe not. Charge a nickel and make 'em well! :)

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  3. Your carved stamp is beautiful. I tried carving several time and was awful at it, so I let the professionals design stamps. I just buy them.

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    1. Thank you, Jackie. It's funny how often experiments turn out well. Today's lino blocks are too hard and dangerous. I switched to the softer carving materials, and they're soft enough to be a little dangerous as well. Maybe I need to learn the proper techniques.

      Patty at Just Letter Rip impressed me when she carved a stamp on a pencil's eraser. I haven't tried that, and chances are I won't but lino blocks are beautiful. Wish I could do wood blocks.

      I buy most of my stamps too. I've gotten back into the beautiful Japanese papers, so am going to try my hand at making a few prints soon.

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  4. limner no no free clinics anymore anywhere ,,,the drug companys we tried that my husband had to send in his income tax returns they said we dont qualify , he makes too much money and besides they wont help because of the medicaid sittuation , I have to pay the spend down which I dont have but the feds seem to think I do ....there are no programs anywhere anymore because the feds have cut them so bad they had to do away with them ....so now I have to go to the er and run up a bill and the medicaid will pay that bill and I can get my meds once they send the bill to medicaid does that many any sense at all ?? it is just one big tangeled up mess and one of the medicaid ladies said she is quiting before obamacare comes in cause she does not want to mess with it and she does not want to deal with the reprecussions of it .

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    1. Poor dear. Hang in there. Hope you are well very soon.

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