Monday, 9 June 2014

Floral Mail Art

Last Friday I had an exam and got a surprisingly very high grade, so when I got back home I was in a rather cheery mood.
I picked up my watercolors and started doodling on an envelope. It had been a while since I last hand painted anything, and it felt really refreshing. It still doesn't have a recipient, but I still wanted to share it with you ♥
Some details:
What do you find yourself doing when you're happy?

Have a lovely day,
ƒ.

Saturday, 7 June 2014

#postallyconnected pt 2

A little while ago, I started a project over on Instagram, that I called Postally Connected.
For my birthday I received Keri Smith's 'Everything is Connected', which is a book of postcards with fun tasks written on them.
Instead of filling them in and then send them, I decided I wanted to give the chance to have a bit of fun with them to someone else, and this is how the project started.

I sent 10 postcards to ten lovely girls, and today, I want to share with you the second batch of postcards that came back to me, to show you what a great work they did with them!

The first one is from Bernice, which is an incredibly creative gal! Our task was to draw a portrait of me as a superhero, and a portrait of her as a bad guy!
 I drew myself as SuperFab (which sounds sooo cheesy, omg) and I even have a Bunny-Signal à la Batman, while she drew herself as Bermean, so freaking cool!
 Next up, is from Jessica; her task was to decorate a 'public space' inviting people to contribute
 and it's so cool to have a token from Toronto Zine Library as I image in it like a very artistic and inspiring place, perfect environment for this kind of project!
 Lastly, I received Chomri's postcard as well! Her postcard had a blank sign she had to fill with a message of her choice, and let me say, she did it beautifully!
 I absolutely adore it; the message and execution are just great!
 So, thank you gals for joining and making this project special!
I can't wait to send more postcards out!

Much love,
ƒ.

Tuesday, 3 June 2014

the Postal Society 2.0

Hello everyone! As some of you may know, last year, alongside some friends, I founded a website called the Postal Society to create a community dedicated not only to finding new penpals, but also to have a better place to host swaps and challenges, and discuss common interests.

Lest year we had a network hosted on a platform, but I was very unsatisfied with the quality and the restrictions of it, so I decided to cave in and create a proper .com website for it!

It is finally ready and I'd love to share it with you all:


We're obviously still getting started but if would mean a lot if you could check it out!

See you there, I hope!
♥, ƒ.

Thursday, 29 May 2014

details: mail from Katzi

Yesterday, I received a wonderful surprise in the mail from Katzi. I knew she was going to send me something, but I didn't really know what to expect and this little box of wonders blew me away!

First off, the lettering on it was amazing! I really wish I didn't have to edit out the rest of my information from the label but you can take my word for it ;3
This is what was inside (or part of it, actually), and I loved everything!
Something I was particularly excited to see, was the Creepy Hearts Club little fellas & zine, which is super dorky and fun!
Another thing I was very happy about, are those gorgeous analog photographs she too! I really love when my penpals decide to share with me some of their shots. Besides being able to see faraway landmarks and cities, I feel like there's something special about being able to see even the smallest detail through the eyes of someone else, don't you agree?
Thank you so much Katzi, you're one amazing lady, and this parcel really made my day! ♥

A question for you before I go, what is one thing you love getting in the mail?
Have a lovely day,
ƒ.

Friday, 25 April 2014

#postallyconnected pt 1

A little while ago, I started a project over on Instagram, that I called Postally Connected.
For my birthday I received Keri Smith's 'Everything is Connected', which is a book of postcards with fun tasks written on them.
Instead of filling them in and then send them, I decided I wanted to give the chance to have a bit of fun with them to someone else, and this is how the project started.

I sent 10 postcards to ten lovely girls, and today, I want to share with you the first three postcards that came back to me, to show you what a great work they did with them!
The first one I received, is this one from Pandique in Sweden. As you can see, pandas are a serious business and they have their on sparkly planet, so cute!
 Next I got this lovely gentleman from Spain, made by a very talented girl named Blanca (which also sent me am hand-decorated notebook!).
To prove that Mr. Postcard went with her everywhere, she documented her day in pictures:

How awesome is that? He definitely had an interesting day!

The last postcard I received so far, is from Michelle in the US.
The task on her postcard was to mess up the shirt, and she did that by using food coloring. So original, don't you think?

I'm still waiting for the remaining 7 postcard to get back to me, but so far I'm really happy with how this project is going :)

ƒ.