sun 29 mar 2015

Journal Class Homework

I got seriously off track with my goals for March. The 2nd Week of March, I had a week's worth of overtime at the day job, and that damaged my LetterMo momentum for sending out mail. I did get back to my journal class homework, but I'm completely unorganized with sending reply mail and discombobulated with all my other random projects.


But I have managed to work on a couple little things in the last couple of weekends.

I have lots of practice turning my photography into postcards. But I am working on some other things as well. Specifically envelopes and bookmarks.

For the envelopes, I am taking photos of "background" type things that I find in nature. Leaves of trees and blossoms of trees... basically photos without a focal point or "center of attention". Because the focal point on an envelope is actually the Address!

I print up the photos on large typing paper. And then use a template to make my envelope... I bought these a while ago, and they work great:
Kreate-a-Lope by GreenSneakers
(I use the A6 size, which fits comfortably on 11x17inch paper, and makes an envelope that's 4.75x6.5inch.)

With the bookmarks... ha, I don't really have a photographic strategy yet. I've chosen a 2x7 inch format for my bookmarks. And I'm mostly just trying to jam regular photos into this size. It doesn't really work!

And when I'm out walking... I don't have any problem considering "background" type photos for the envelopes. But I don't think about "2x7" type photos at all! That's a crazy size and it doesn't even occur to me when I have the camera in hand.

handmade envelope and bookmarks

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