enjoy a feeling of accomplishment: write a letter

April is National Card and Letter Writing Month. It’s fun to receive a letter, but it’s also incredibly satisfying to write a letter. Receiving a letter is fun because it’s rare these days to see something handwritten and personal in the mail. Handwriting adds meaning to the simplest of letters–it’s not uniform like a typedContinue reading “enjoy a feeling of accomplishment: write a letter”

the deep satisfaction of snail mail

One of my favorite projects at Carrot Condo right now is my Customized Letters: two handwritten pages, both illustrated, and tucked into an envelope (also illustrated) and mailed once a month for five months. So far, most of the letters have been purchased as a gift to someone. The customer tells me a little aboutContinue reading “the deep satisfaction of snail mail”

Circular Stationary and Spiral Letters

Writing 30 letters in 30 days for the write_on challenge proved to be a turning point in my creative life: Handwriting letters brought me back to my roots. It felt meditative and deeply satisfying. And because I had a specific audience to write to, my writing topics and voice flowed out happily and abundantly. ForContinue reading “Circular Stationary and Spiral Letters”

pretty script w/envelope

I am finding that handwriting and illustrating letters feels meditative, calming, and deeply satisfying. Writing one word at a time in a limited space makes me thoughtful and focused, which is a relief from this frenetic world and my frenzied mind. Once I know who I’m writing to that day, an image leaps out ofContinue reading “pretty script w/envelope”

30 letters in 30 days

Did you once love writing and receiving letters by mail? For years now, my mail has mostly consisted of junk and a few bills. I miss the surprise of seeing a friend’s handwriting, colorful stickers and doodles, and the thickness of an envelope containing pages of story and musings. And I remember spending long, satisfyingContinue reading “30 letters in 30 days”