I was just thinking that letterwriting results in using lots of paper.No trees should die cause I as a penfriend need more paper! Agree?
So how about using something that is considered “trash” for making new stationery? How could one do that?
Using old wall calendars – writing on the backside.
Oneside printed office paper & decorate it.
I’ll keep collecting ideas & showing pictures once I get round to something. Still time for letterwriting is too limited, I’m afraid …
One penpal was telling me that for decorated envelopes they have to pay higher postage. Isn’t that odd? I heard it for the first time. Did anyone else come across such so far?
Ah, I so wish I had more time for writing letters + making mail art, being artistic – after looking on mail blogs (like Missive maven) I got so into it! Or look here: http://blog.ephemera-press.com/
Let’s see. At least I wrote one letter going to Belgium the past days. It takes me a week or more to finish even one.
How do you fit letterwriting into your daily routine?
I have been very very busy ever the past months … so I hardly get the time, seriously. And that to me, who was always fond of ‘making time for something’. Oh well.
Just wondering: No mail artists in Europe? They have to exist, I just don’t believe noone’s interested in artistic mail??? Come on, sign in!
Hehe, today I picked up 2 wonderful pieces of mail, I will get photos as soon as possible. Funny enough, this arrives in perfect timing, since I just finished some writing projects/tasks/whatever you call it – so it will be a pleasure to write letters and be creative with my hands, decorating!
So here are my pictures – sorry they are not the clearest, hope to do better in the future.
In just about a week, I have a few lovely new contacts via the post about good mail karma – keep it going!
I hope to be doing more letterwriting again now that I have accomplished some project in writing. 😉 I have seen sooo nice ideas of mail art, to not just write the letter, but make it a piece of art. Look in some of the blogs I have listed in the link section.
How do you write your letter?
Do you decorate?
Ink? Ballpoint? Type?