I’ve been “finding hearts” a lot this summer–when I look up, when I look down, when I’m simply enjoying my surroundings. Here’s a sampling of the hearts I “found” and photographed this summer. ❤ ❤ ❤ After seven years of faithful (and perhaps too much) shooting, my camera died on me late one April afternoon while … Continue reading Photography: Finding Love Notes, Naturally
Another round of Love Notes began last week, and as I await postcards, I thought it might be wise to share many of the dozens of love notes I received during and since Love Notes #19 (in April). It seems there will never be enough time to showcase all of them, so I’ve decided to share a bundle … Continue reading Love Notes Catchup: Time for New Friendships
Love Notes begins tomorrow! Love Notes is a postcard project coordinated by Jennifer Belthoff that “encourages slowing down, getting back to basics, and connecting through handwritten notes sent through the mail.” Participants sign up for the swap on Jennifer’s website and then she assigns partners–notified via email–who correspond with each other for three weeks based on a prompt … Continue reading Love Notes!
One of the things I absolutely love about being an English professor is the regularity of my encounters with students who love language and literature as much as I do. I enjoy the connections we make over literature and the animated discussions that result from our (often divergent) readings of the same texts. Today’s post … Continue reading Guest Post: When I Fell in Love with Words
Love Notes participants are a creative bunch, and I always feel the love when someone crafts a card especially for me. That is exactly what Lori K did for the Love Notes 21, Prompt 2. After reading about my ❤ for sunflowers, she created a gorgeous autumn-themed sunflower card for me. Double love! Lori sent … Continue reading Because I Love Sunflowers…
Sometimes, we go through situations that make us feel unwelcome, unwanted, unloved. This Illustrated Faith postcard sent to me by Debra D, one of my Love Notes pals, is a simple reminder to stop the lie before it permeates your spirit and sullies your days. Need more proof? For the Lord your God is living … Continue reading You Are Perfectly Loved!
Building a snail mail relationship through (random) swapping isn’t always easy. Quite frequently, I receive from or send to a person knowing we won’t hear from each other again until years later when one of us is randomly selected as the other’s partner again. In some cases, never. A couple of years ago I hosted a four-week, four notes photography swap to deal … Continue reading 4-4-4: Four Weeks, Four Topics, Four Notes
I recall my glee the evening my hubby handed me the stack of postcards he had just retrieved from the mailbox and post office box. I placed them in my planner hoping to savor them later, but then life happened–illnesses, midterms, and life in general. Now, that the madness is less intense for a moment [Spring … Continue reading Quotes and Hearts: Love on Postcards
We completed the first round of Love Notes 2017 a couple of weeks ago. Again, I had a beautifully artistic soul with whom to exchange cards and messages. My partner, Carolyn D. of Garden City, Idaho sent handcrafted cards with elegantly handwritten messages. It was always such a treat to find one of her notes in my mailbox. For week 1’s prompt … Continue reading Another Round of Love!
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I did receive a number of extra postcards from Love Notes participants. The great thing about the Love Notes community is that the connections to other individuals are not just about getting postcards. Participants enjoy reaching out in their own way to other participants. Some make cards and notecards. … Continue reading More Postcard Love!