sun 9 nov 2014
At the beginning of October, I took a couple weeks off so that I could get organized for my parents and brother to come visit me.
Shortly after their visit, my mailbox lock died. It's taken 2 weeks to get the lock replaced. I've been unable to go to the post office to collect the mail that's piling up, but Significant Other went a couple times.
But without my usual daily mail, I just haven't been inspired to do anything about my usual mailing projects.
So, I've got a big pile of un-acknowledged mail that I would normally message "thanks" for.
And my sent mail has taken a serious nose dive. I normally send over 100 postcards every month. September, I sent 90. October, I sent 60. This month, I've sent 5.
um. yeah. It's the second weekend of the month, I should have 40 postcards out the door. And I have 5. nice, huh?
It's not about the numbers. Sending out mail gives me joy. And when I am not doing something that makes me happy? What kind of person will I turn into?
I need to change this situation!
I've printed out a bunch of postcards. I need to cut them up. I'll start writing on them in the coming week.
Meanwhile, I've also written for the Amnesty International's Urgent Action Network...
I wish my workspace were as lovely as this one, Save Snail Mail: Letter writing al fresco. But we must work with what we have:
I live in a tiny townhouse and there is no room for a proper desk. I do most of my work on a lap desk, either on the floor or on my bed. It works and it fits my personality.
The photo displays my usual set up for my Urgent Action letters. I type them and print them on coloured paper, I usually switch between light green and today's light purple.
I also love to decorate the envelopes! My favorite way to color envelopes is with Copic Wides... these markers have a 3/4 inch nib, which is the ultimate fun in quick colouring! Today's envelopes have a simple plaid design on the left side using G21 Lime Green, B24 Sky Blue, and V22 Ash Lavender.
|Tag: november, mailings|
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