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!
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!
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.
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.
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?