The Perfect Time

Autumn is the perfect time to take account of what we’ve done, what we didn’t do, and what we’d like to do next year. This weekend, I received three stunning autumn-themed swaps from Diane W. (Midteacher on swap-bot). Each was sent for a swap in the A Thousand Words group. The handmade postcard above was … Continue reading The Perfect Time

Sunflower Field in Autumn

there is peaceful. there is wild. i am both at the same time. nayyirah waheed, “sum,” salt Today’s sunflower comes from my photographer friend Diane–midteacher on swap-bot. She continually inspires me with her beautifully crafted photos. For “Sunflower Field in Autumn” Diane tried a creation process she had just discovered.  For this project she: “gessoed” watercolor paper … Continue reading Sunflower Field in Autumn

Red Roses, Yellow Roses, and a Little Slice of Paradise

Recently–as in two months ago–my friend Kemi shared with me photos of the beautiful roses her husband gave her for their 21st anniversary. That reminded me! I hadn’t hosted a “roses” photography swap in quite some time. In fact, it had been four years since I hosted the “One Perfect Rose” swap on swap-bot . … Continue reading Red Roses, Yellow Roses, and a Little Slice of Paradise

4-4-4: Four Weeks, Four Topics, Four Notes

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