I got some lovely peachy mail done this weekend! I think they turned out pretty neat! I love these peachy colors! I also got a mini about me zine done so I can send it out to new pen pals. I'll have to post it soon! I'm quite proud of my productivity this weekend. Its nice to get pretty things made!
Yet another month has flung before me before I could even argue about time passing! I've become quite fond of this giant mishmash book of mine! I think May will finish her up and then its time for a new one! I'm gaining quite the collection and I absolutely adore haveing this mini collection of events and thoughts. I was making some room on my shelves today and stumbled upon my past art journals and flipped though them. Some pages I enjoyed more then others, but at the root of it I'm so happy I have this artsy record of my past!
A lot of the embellishments I used were from my Messy Box!
1- Isn't this hedgehog the cutest! Calico the hedgehog is the bees knees.
2- Weather has been wacky in the over developed valley of the Salt Lake. BUT I think its officially time to shave my legs and wear some shorts.
3- Kinda obsessed with THIS personality test. Its spooky how accurate it is!
4- I've been rambling on about cats lately and my sister sent me THIS link! Its crazy, creepy and I want one.
5-I'm pretty sure I use the word "I've" way too much. But I just can't stop!
6- I'm craving sweet things lately! Birthday season always makes me hungry for birthday cake. Not even the fancy good kind! Funfetti cake and grocery store cakes, crazy I know!
7- Read THIS article about the post office and what they do with letters that have bad handwriting. I have to say I'm a bit relieved!
8- I think I've finally convinced my roommates to start watching Downton Abbey! Eeep!
9- For some reason there is a sound on the train, on my way to work that always gets THIS R.E.M song stuck in my head!
10- Such a lovely spring weather! I can't believe that April is already past!
For my birthday I got a bunch of new gel pens! (green ones of course, my favorite!) I couldn't wait to dive into these and make some pretty mail! I bought these black envelopes a while ago, super cheap at a scrapbook warehouse. When I bought them I thought they would be pretty with white gel pen, but of course my white pen died when I went to go address an envelope! BUT now I have new lovely green pens! I'm really happy with the way these turned out!
I wrote these 2 letters for a couple that I just adore, so I drew them Oblio and Arrow! Two amazing charters from the story The Point! by Harry Nilsson. I think they're really gonna love these twin envelopes and matching drawings!
Happy mail day!
HERE to lend me your address! BUT if I do send you some snail mail goodness you have to give feed back! Cause with out feed back how will I know if I'm improving at all?
1- Nine Stories by J.D Salinger I've been reading this off and on for a while now. Short stories are always nice to carry around in your bag. You can pick it up and read it with out too much commitment to a story!
2- Large tissue confetti from my Messy Box. I love glueing them to letters and in my art journal!
3- Train ticket and fortune for my art journal! I've been collecting scraps and trying to stay caught up!
4- Water color brushes and green watercolor! I've been adding little bits of watercolor doodles to letters and envelopes.
Phew! So much to do but no motivation! Clean desk is a step in the right direction!
Today's song and doodle is a FANTASTIC song from one of my favorite sound tracks! Are You Sleeping? by Harry Nilsson from The Point! The Point! is one of my all time favorite stories and I'm constantly seeking new things from it as the struggles of the world become more real in my life. It seems silly but I relate to Oblio way to much. Every song on this sound track has amazing lyrics and a tale or lesson to be told. The re-listen-abilty of this album is just incredible. I love it! If you don't know the story of Oblio you should really look it up! IF you do let me know what you think! Are you a bit like Oblio too?
"Are you sleeping? Can you hear me?
Do you know if I am by your side?
Does it matter if you hear me?
When the morning comes I'll be there by your side."
1. I had such a beautiful weekend. Wonderful people and sun shiny memories!
2. I've been looking for a new face scrub. So I thought, why not make my own! THIS seemed like a good place to start!
3. I'm hanging onto THIS link about aperture. Pretty sure its gonna come in handy!
4. I've been bulking up my reading list and THIS is number one.
5. Spring allergies are kicking my trash.
6. Edward Gorey + Mail Art? Yes. Please.7. A busy weekend means a high anxiety weekend. Which make THIS post really useful!
8. I spent some time with a wonderful kitty and although it made me really stuffy, I LOVED it!
9. THIS lady is brilliant and I love this idea!
10. This month is going by fast and I've a feeling it'll only pick up!
Hope you all have a successful week!
This week my sister and I have started to take the train to work. We've contemplated it a ton of times but never really had the gusto to test it out. Our car is being a bit wonky so we figured this was the universes way of saying find another way! So here we are! Only half way though the first week and we're getting it down! I didn't think I would be this anxious about it. BUT like everything there are things to learn and things always get better. Things like public transportation attracts some iffy looking people, things are slightly grimy and the train waits for NO ONE! Upon our recent adventures I've discovered I need to up my public transportation game and here are some lovely things to get me started!
Travel mug! I've found I dislike most travel mugs cause their clunky. So this petite one looks darling! ALSO colors are amazing! Found HERE.
Back up battery! Sitting on the train means playing games on my phone which means killing my battery! Plus how cute are these? Found HERE.
People watching is the best time waster. Found HERE.
I've wanted a traveling art journal for a while now. Now I have a good reason to get one! This one is particularly lovely because it comes with a strap! Eeek! So awesome. Found HERE.
Beautiful tracks found HERE.
I've found a few things come in handy while taking public transportation. Wet wipes, hand sanitizer and tissues. (mostly because of my spring allergies) So of course I need a cute little honey bee bag to keep it all in! Found HERE.
PHEW! New things are good right? I think its a good experience to say the least!