So it's been a while. The short version of the story is as follows:
Things have taken a turn for the awesome around here. I predict amazing things to come. The end.
I'll probably expand on that one of these days but for now, here are a couple of things I worked on this week:
There is more to the address than just "SWARTZ" but I can't just go around giving away peoples' addresses all willy-nilly. The font, called "circus" is one I downloaded from a free font site, printed out, then sat and painstakingly wrote out with a 0.1 Copic multi-liner. I wanted to go for a circus feel, and I really liked that font. The biggest compliment: my son thought the letters were rub-ons.
The envelope is actually the main event - it's meant to be sent empty. I put a piece of cardboard inside to stiffen it, but sending a decorated envelope was the whole point of this swap. It was based on this book, called Mail Me Art (you can click to see samples inside the book); and I've been captivated by this project ever since I heard of it. This isn't for the same project, it's a swap through swap-bot.
My kids also bring me little bits and pieces of neat things because they know that I like to decorate the pages in my journal. (See? Awesome.) They gave me this piece of cardboard, so I attached some bits and pieces I had lying around, then did a bit of random meandering journaling on it, and cut notches into it so I could slip it into the coil binding inside my book. I hadn't worked in any of my art journals for a while, so this was more of a warm up than anything else.
That's all for now, but stay tuned. More awesome to come.