Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mail Art and NaNoWriMo Update

So I have been fighting this NaNoWriMo beast with all my might. I almost lost it this weekend after missing two days and getting behind about 5,000 words. My fiance came to the rescue and gave me the whole day yesterday to write and get all caught up, which I did. I am almost done now! Only 7,000 more words to go and I've hit the 50k mark. Then I will be throwing myself in letter writing and swaps and my neglected pen pals.

Anyway today I worked on a mail art swap I was in with a theme of fairy tales - Red Riding Hood. I really love how this envelope came out. You can't see the glimmer mist sparkles on it in the photo but its so sparkly and shimmery. I used some graphics from an old book I had and cut and colored them a bit. Then I collaged them onto the envelope which was spritzed with glimmer mist and stamped with some distressed inks.
Fairytale Mail Art

Side of the envelope before I put in my swap partner's addy.

I will be so happy when my NaNoWriMo is over. But I am still going to try and keep writing every day, not 1200 words a day but maybe just for an hour or so, unless the muse demands a longer session. One thing for sure is that I am no longer creatively blocked. The writing is flowing free. Now if only I could come up with something fantastic to write about! But hey, you can't have it all. I'm grateful that my creative block is gone. Baby steps on the road to my steps.


  1. I've really wanted to get into mail art, but the challenge seems daunting. Your art is amazing. -hollychihuahua from Gain Blog Readers on S-B

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  3. Really like the failrytale art. Maybe someday we will be partners in a mailart swap and I can see som in person :)

    Deidreart from swapbot Gain Readers and Comments swap

  4. Finally a blog I have something in common with!!You do so many different projects and all lovely -The food can's great and I love your art -blackbird 4 -gain blog r and c -swapbot