As I mentioned a month or so ago, I’ve been “doing art” to combat some of life’s stressors. I’ve been pleasantly surprised by what I’ve been able to pull off. In fact, one of my friends loved my doodles and drawings so much that she chose one as her new logo. Wow–right? Thanks to artist … Continue reading Art Mail and Watercolor Therapy
My mailbox has had lots of fun this month, and while I can share some things later, I can’t put off sharing my “heart” mail any longer. After all, talking about Valentine’s Day in March is pointless. The image below is a handmade card I received from Diane, “Midteacher,” on swap-bot. The card was designed for … Continue reading Happy Heart Mail!
I’m dropping by today to encourage you to participate in the Liberate Your Art and/or Love Notes. The signup deadlines are upon us. Are you a “closet” artist who’s a little timid about sharing your art with the world? Do you have thousands of photos sitting on your hard drive, in your camera, or in the … Continue reading Art and Letters: It’s Time for Happy Mail!
Liberate Your Art 2014 came and went all too fast! Thanks to Kat Sloma my post office box was happy again! The poor thing hardly gets any fun mail since we use it primarily for bills and (apparently) junk mail, so I always do a little mental happy dance when I pull something fun from the box. … Continue reading Liberate Your Art 2014: Art, Mail, and Randomness
Doesn’t this look like a lovely place to be, “to escape thoughts of the Corona Virus?” as one of my friends commented when I shared a photo of this postcard with her this morning. The “French Quarter Gallery” is one of many, many vintage New Orleans postcards I received from a blog reader I encountered … Continue reading Gallery in the French Quarter | New Orleans
Squeals!!! I received a “letter” from my little great-niece Lu [my niece Tiffany’s daughter]. Isn’t it adorable? I know you don’t understand the special language she used to write her letter, but trust me. It is full of ❤ for her favorite [great] aunt–me, of course! She even used my favorite colors!!! Thank you for … Continue reading Letter from Lu! | Snail Mail Quick Tip
One of the items I’m patiently waiting to check off my “bucket list” is a visit to one of those huge sunflower fields that goes on for acres and acres and acres. My guys and I happened upon a small one here in Northern Alabama a couple of summers ago, but I’m looking forward to … Continue reading “Sun, Flower of My Heart”
One of the most gorgeous mail packages I received this year came from my photog friend and art journaler, Diane W, aka midteacher on swap-bot. If you’ve been following along for a while, you might remember that she enjoys working her photographs into mixed media works of art using paint, fabric, paper, washi tape, and … Continue reading A Fortunate Find: A PhotoArt Journal
Can you believe February is almost over? Didn’t 2019 begin just yesterday?! I’m not sure what the rest of the week will bring, so I thought I’d better share the love mail I found in my mailbox before the remaining days of the month slip away. From Christine B, my ever faithful penfriend, a heart-shaped … Continue reading Love Mail!
Even though I enjoyed watching the trees through the rain yesterday, I missed spending time in their presence. The mail gods knew, so they arranged for the tree above to arrive in time for a day too rainy and gloomy for time outdoors. Rainy days often bring the best gifts. The apple tree art is … Continue reading You Are Here to Risk Your Heart…