Thursday, April 9, 2015

From Me to You & Maya Angelou


They're here! JC ordered them for me. JC stands for "just cweet," because he was. I had to savor them a full twenty-four hours before using. They're perfectly unique. Thank you, Michael Osborne. I appreciate how you used all that wasted white  negative space that used to make me cringe when I peeled away the last stamp from a pane. I hope you'll check out Osborne's awesome work. You might be surprised if you do.  http://uspsstamps.com/people/michael-osborne

I used four stamps last night. One of the first graced the front of my thank-you to write_on for the free starter kit they offer to the first 5,000 who get on board their movement to get us up and writing again, and stronger, for those of us who do write on but lose steam occasionally. (whew!)




Three more were used for postcards from The Flow Book for Paper Lovers. I almost wish I'd saved the Mason jar of flowers for later, simply because they remind me of . . . So much. 


Have you seen the Kate Spade stationery collection? They match the From Me to You stamps in such a way you want to forget the price tag. I wonder if she's ever sent a handwritten letter. No matter. I didn't buy a single box. Have you? How's the paper? Does it love ink? Sorry. Does ink love Spade's paper?


Yea! I finally got Maya Angelou stamps today! I read this quote to Erin, and had to wonder if I had to be a rain cloud or thunderstorm in someone's day before I could be a rainbow. I think I offended her before our conversation ended. I will call her tomorrow and be a great big old rainbow. I've been an emotional cyclone in several people's lives lately. Not deliberately, but I've lost several pen friends without consciously trying. I think the total is five now. I think Maya Angelou might add her name to the list of limner haters if she hears how much I dislike her stamp. It does not do her justice. Okay, there I go again. I like the stamp, I don't like the photograph. Or the font size. Heck, I could have created a better design. I guess I'll know she's pissed off with me too if she appears in my bedroom quoting herself, and shaking a finger, warning, "Not in my house." 


I love you, Maya!










8 comments:

  1. I agree - the Maya Angelou stamp is boring and the picture is not flattering either. And did you read that the quote is actually from Joan Walsh Anglund, not even a Maya Angelou quote! Who thought up this debacle?

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    1. I knew it wasn't Angelou's quote to moment I saw it. I thought someone wrote it as a tribute to her. LOL! I searched for the person who designed the stamp and attributed the quote without success. The post office tried to stand behind the author, claiming the quote is known to have been attributed to Angelou. Now England's poetry will sell like hotcakes? Maya is still kicking up dust, huh? LOL!

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  2. I LOVE the From Me to You stamps. I must get some to add to my box o' stamps. :-)

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    1. I have a feeling they'll be right up your alley too. That's what the postal clerk told me. I feel like I'm in Cheers when I go to the post office. :) They know my name AND they recognize my work.

      Those stamps will complement your envelopes! Have fun! :D

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  3. okay what did you think u could have done to offend your pals or fellow letter writers ? most likely nothing , I look at it this way , if you are truly a friend I cannot offend you but if I do or did it was not intentional and should never be taken that way .. I think you should just wait and see if you have truly lost them I mean it could have been anything .But you still have some of us ...smile it is Friday after all and that means the start to an awesome weekend .

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    1. I'll hold on to your last sentence. :) Thanks for the advice. Our forecast is for rain the entire weekend. I'll catch up on what needs catching up and mind my Ps & Qs. I'm grateful for the "some of you." :)

      Bless you.

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  4. yeah the kate spade paper is a lil more than my budget will allow ,,,so cant tell you how it does with the ink .

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    1. Thanks. I can't imagine her designing stationery. We have peers who'd do a much better job. I'm not knocking KS. I owned her mail themed iPhone cover and a wallet. I sound like a Pharisee, huh? LOL. Or is it hypocrite.

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