art, mail, and more

I like to make mail when I procrastinate.  I know there are exams to study for, but I’d much rather make something fun for my pen pals in New York and Denmark.

Here’s something that I sent to Iben.  This is my first letter to her, so I wanted to make a good impression.   I thought a calming blue would be nice to send off.  It seems like she’s been having a hard time lately, so maybe this will cheer her up!

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The next one is for Jessie in the Bronx.  I got the idea for her letter from something a penpal sent me.  You basically tape flashcards together and fold them like an accordion.  I embellished, of course, so it would look a little nicer.  I really like how this comes out– it’s easy to make but looks oh-so-cool!

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Both of them have a little package in which I placed tea, some stickers, and stamp cut-outs.  I hope they both enjoy the mail… it’ll be a nice surprise right before the holidays.

Right now, I’m working on a letter to a pen pal in Chicago.  I’m almost done putting everything together– I just want to decorate things a bit.  Because she’s an artsy person I wanted to include something nice, and because I was procrastinating I made plenty of time to complete this piece of art.

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I’m proud of it!  I used to do things like this when I played around with my visual journal.  I’m thinking I should start it up again– it’s so much fun.  It can be hard to make something when you’re faced with a blank page, and in the process I always feel like it needs something “more”… but then, BAM!  I get an idea and it really takes off.  I like being able to send things like this. I think I’ll do it more often.

I also got a bit of mail myself.  This beautiful card (with a 3-page addendum)  was sent from my cousin.  I love the bird stationary!  It was a bit unexpected and so sweet of her… it really made my day.

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Exams are almost finished… I only have one more tomorrow morning, then I’ll be off!  I can hardly wait to go home and see my family.  This week has been pretty stressful, but there have been a lot of good things to balance it out.

How are all of you?  What are you looking forward to this week?

cheers,

lumii

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13 thoughts on “art, mail, and more

    1. Haha that’s so sweet of you to say! I feel like I’m not too creative, either, but after a while of doing this I’ve sort of found my own style. It helps to find inspiration in other’s works! You can totally make things like this. 🙂

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