The 20th letter was written well before midnight. My mail tally for the month of April is 64. All that writing never felt like a chore. Not once. I do need a break though, so . . .
I cut a new template, and I got busy.
A Hi-Fructose Magazine, circa 2014, was a good place to start. For making fun envelopes, you can't beat the art.
The insides of this mag is off the charts. (2009 Illustration Annual)
Work like this makes it easier for people like me. Since I am artistically challenged when it comes to traditional non-traditional mail art, I can use all the help I can get. Like this. Even so, I come close to failing to embellish well enough to alter the original. Oh, woe is me. But, turned on its side, I see the blue shirt as the from line, and the white shirt is the to line on an envelope. Do you see what I mean? No, of course not. You see something fantastic and full out creative.
There's this gem. I wish you could see it. It's so perfect I cannot imagine altering it in any way. It's a single page from a two page spread. A perfect envelope.
A better view of the bottom half.
See? It's perfectly altered! Where would you put an address label? The back. On the back! Yes?
Perfect for the "From Me to You" stamp!
This envelope is for another garden lover. What I wouldn't give to have a yard like this. Can't you see yourself writing letters on a patio facing this? (sigh) It's a page from the British magazine, "Landscape."
This is my current reality, and I don't mind one bit. My first letter of May goes inside. I get to draw imaginary flowers and embellish my own handwriting; I get to use three different kinds of markers and my Japanese brush pens. I get to unleash my imagination and let it rip. Hey Patty!
Another ta-da! for me.
I am getting ready for a month of May mail making wraps for letters, and it's a wrap. What's on your agenda?
Let us write on.