In honor of the easy hours and unhurried days of summer, I’m sending a slow hello–by U.S. mail. This is the first post of several that celebrates pen-on-paper communication. Who doesn’t want to get a letter in the mail?
For my first batch of happy mail, I painted strawberries, popsicles, sunglasses and striped bathing suits with acrylic paint on a batch of colorful envelopes (purchased individually at my local craft store). I’m not sure how long it took me–maybe no more than an ambling hour spent with paint and brush, sipping afternoon coffee and listening to the radio. That seems to be the point of this project: it’s a simple one, paced at a stroll rather than a sprint.
7 thoughts on “Make: Happy Mail #1”
Love this, Margaret!! There’s nothing better than real mail, and hand-made cards!!
Thanks, Maria! By the way, I loved getting your package with your beautiful book and Penny and Jelly goodies!
So pretty! Reminds me of letters and postcards we sent in college / post-college!
I was thinking of those days–everyone’s letters were so creatively adorned! I miss that form of communication.
Really pretty! Wish there was a line of real stamps that looked like this… Pink popsicle on green envelope looks familiar… Does it match one of your earlier projects maybe?
These are so cute! Where’s my list of people that I owe a letter to?
Thanks, Kate! I’ll write you a letter if you write me one. We can save postage and hand-deliver them.