Monday, September 24, 2012

Ms. Bea and Rascal

Introducing my new cats!!!

Ms. Bea and Rascal

They are super sweet and they make me so so happy.

Here's Ms. Bea again.

and close ups of the mail she's posing with:

Monday, September 17, 2012

eeBoo stationary

I think I was at Daedalus Books in Maryland several months ago when I picked up this cute stationary.  It's made by eeBoo and they say on the packaging that they are "Children's Stationary".  Psssh. What do they know?

I got two different designs, one "Peaceful Letter Papers":

 Nice bright colors and I thought they went perfectly with the Romare Bearden stamps.

The actual stationary is quite small, perhaps that's why they say that it's for children.  But it is still really nice for a quick note.  
And now we get to the "peaceful" part of it. Included are 20 stickers of a child's face and the word for peace in a different language.

very nice

And here is the "Lucky Letter Papers" set (stickers in this 1st photo aren't part of it) :

I don't understand some of the images in this set... there are papers of 5 designs, one with a shooting star as above, one with a 4 leaf clover, one with a horse shoe. Those are clear enough. But then there is a jumping hare/rabbit.  Perhaps for a rabbit's foot? And finally there is an elephant's head. Is there some lucky legend about elephants that I'm not aware of?

I really like this new stationary, but I wouldn't have bought it if it wasn't for sale at Daedalus because I'm a cheap skate.  Or maybe because I'm unemployed.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Back in Business!!

Hello everyone!

So when I said I'd be gone a few weeks I guess I actually meant more than a month.
But here I am, finally with wireless internet at my new home.

I've received some lovely mail welcoming me here.  Thanks so much to those penpals who have sent me things. I've been making a start at replies.  

But first I'll show you some things I sent before I left New England:

I love these two stamps of the snail and the 2 letters.

Recently I've really been loving Crayola's "Twistables Slick Sticks" crayons.  They really are slick and give a really lovely bright color. They aren't good for detail though.  It's a really broad tip.  But they are so much fun.  I've also gotten into glitter and in more recent mail art I combine the two.  Can you say awesome?

The old man is actually a sticker that I MADE! with my awesome friend Dana and her cool sticker making machine.  :D

a postcard that I made for my parents from a map used on my recent trip to Mt. Washington in New Hampshire, home of the highest recorded wind gusts on Earth. When we went there in July it was winter coat weather on top and blowing over 80 mph.

back of the postcard.... this is a joke to my parents from one of our favorite movies... I passed by the location of the film. Do you know the film?

found an old check book log and made some mail.  I love grids and things on mail art.

the twistables are in use here again
a cool dino fold-and-send that I think I got from Tara at the letter writing social that we had.  With an added skeleton sticker of some watery monster. :-D

Well folks, that's all for now, but you can expect some more frequent postings from me.  Cheers!