Thursday, 17 April 2014

Snail Mail Love

Hello everyone! Today I would like to show you my newest illustrations, as I'm sure you snailmail geeks will appreciate them ;)
They're a series of five, that I've titled "Snail Mail Love".
They were really spontaneous drawing, but I realized they all represent something I really love about letter writing.

Monday, 14 April 2014

the flat swap

Hello everyone!
Today I've got something rather interesting to show you; a while ago I joined a very fun swap over at Giova's blog, and last week, my parcel finally came!
I was really lucky to be paired with an amazing artist called Aljona (or Katlix) that really spoiled me with many beautiful goodies!
The swap required to send a couple of different things, and here's what I've received:
- for "something handmade in your area of expertise", Aljona decided to make me a portrait! How cool is that? What's even cooler is that she implemented some of my favourite things in it (for example, my hair are teal in her drawing because I told her it is my fave color! So clever).
- for "a drawing of something you like"she sent me various of her prints, and I was really impressed by them and all the different techniques that go into them.
- there was a little letter, of course, in this very pretty geometrical print card;
- for "something handwritten" she wrote a poem called "window" by Forough Farrokhzad on a watercolor stained paper. The poem itself is beautiful, and I really appreciated the creativity in displaying it.
- last but not least, for "something that you own, but not need", she sent me a bunch of paper ephemera and a few rolls of washi tape, that may or may not have made me squeal.
All in all, it was definitely one of the most fun swap I've joined lately, and I'll be definitely up for another round if there's ever gonna be one (*wink wink, Giova*).
Thanks again to Aljona for everything she's put together for me, and to Giova for hosting it :)

Have you guys joined any fun swap lately?
Much love,

Sunday, 16 March 2014

Are you looking for a penpal? III

Here' some of the penpal ads I received recently, if you're looking for a new friend, this might be your chance to find it ☺! 

"Hi everyone! My name is Brendha, I'm 19 and I'm a law student. I want a penpal from anywhere and doesn't matter with your letters are cute or not, I'm more interested in what is written, but please,+16 at least; any gender. I'm not interested in big swaps because the brazilian mail is a headache sometimes, but swap little things of course I do smoothly. By the way, I'm brazilian! I would love swap postcards, I'm planning to assemble a collection of them! I reply as soon as the letter arrives, i just won't do this in special cases, like postal strike and exams."
Kik: kontrollverlust;

"Hi, my name is Alex..a 44 year old woman from the UK...really love to exchange snail mail, love handmade envelopes, hand made things, paper, poetry, dogs, positivity, baking and sooo much more...would love to exchange snail mail with you, let's make happy mail days "

"Hi! My name is Mira and I'm from Finland. I'm 17 years old childcare student. I love snail mailing, and I miss getting special mail. I love music, tv series, movies, friends, crafting, baking and magazines. Send me an email if you want to know more!"

Friday, 14 March 2014

Happy Birthday to Me!

Today I'm turning 23, which for various reasons, makes me feel rather weird. It could be because I look like I'm 15, or because I feel like I'm 37, or just because who does enjoy growing up after all?

Anyway, if you know me at all, you'd know I'm not the kind of person to celebrate this happening, so I don't really have any interesting plans for the night, besides maybe baking a cherry pie and eating it!
I don't even know why I'm writing a blog post about it, really. So yeah..!

Enjoy your day, guys! I'll be virtually sending pie slices to ya'll :)

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

A little birdy told me

Lately, I've been finding myself using cheap white labels to make my own stickers to somehow decorate my letters. I did like the designs but I wasn't happy with the flimsy quality of them, so I decided to have some professionally printed.
I've been really liking using brown envelopes without too many decorations, and those stickers came really in hand to add a little cute touch to them ☺
I had to print quite a few of them, and I don't think I would ever be able to use them all by myself, so I'm selling some on Etsy.
If you like them and want to spice up your letters with a cheeky sticker, you can buy them here.
Use the code: INSTA10 to get 10% off *winky face*

Have a great day!