Sunday, October 2, 2011


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.  

Love Shelley!


  1. that's awesome that you have so much awesome going on in your life.....mainly because you ARE awesome, in a very awesome way. i can't wait to hear all the details that are tucked between "the short version of the story is as follows" and "the end". i know there's really awesome stuff to be told......

    the envelope you designed is also, well, awesome (for the lack of a better word!). you are a lettering rock star......i hope you know that!!
    :)) and xoxox!

  2. Wow... I just found your blog and I'm in ooh and awe over what I see... thanks for brightening this early Saturday morning in a grey and rainy Netherlands!

  3. Woohoo!! I love to hear that things are awesome for you! Thanks for posting, I love seeing your new stuff and look forward to hearing more about what's going on....I too hope to be having more awesomeness coming this year!! ;)


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