Sorry it's been a little quiet here this week. I'm working on a mail art project that needs to be completed and mailed out by May 1, and I'm anxious to get going on it. I need to make five creatively designed envelopes with a little surprise enclosed in each. One goes to the Elevated Envelope, and the other four to folks like myself who like mail art and decided to participate in this artistic endeavor. I'm trying not to worry that many of the other participants are actual artists and are not like myself just hobbyists.
I have my mock up (hidden below those papers actually...), so I know what I want to do and roughly how I want to do it, but it's going to take some time and concentration to do it the way I have it pictured in my mind. The mock up is a bit rough and tumble, so we'll see how a few hours working on the envelopes goes. I've got a few books out for a little inspiration, so I'm ready to work.
If you're curious what this is all about, you can see one of the already completed and mailed sets of envelopes, which have set a high standard. Fingers crossed I can actually execute the design I have in mind. And if you like this idea, there will be another round of Elevated Envelopes this summer. You can sign up here. I think I'm going to make sure I can actually pull this off before jumping in again both feet forward. Fingers crossed this goes well. I'll show you the results once they are mailed and in their recipient's hands!
And hopefully back with more bookishness tomorrow.