An Easter Bunny For You!

An Easter Bunny For You!

Good Sunday morning to you! Here’s a bold bit of whimsy on this fine spring Sunday morning here at Yes and Yay HQ:     The sun is shining here at Yes and Yay HQ, and I’m heading outside to plant carrots, sweet peas and lettuce… …..and to devise a clever way to keep our resident bunniesContinue Reading

Find Choose and Focus:  The FCF Next Step Cure-All for Overwhelm

Find Choose and Focus: The FCF Next Step Cure-All for Overwhelm

Hello dear friends! Where I live, the natural world is awakening and doing a happy dance of joy as the light grows stronger and brighter. Right before I sat down to tap out my post this morning I conducted a quick 10 second I-Spy observation out my window:  there is delicious soft sunshine filtering throughContinue Reading

Yes and Yay Studio Notes: A Colorful Collection of Hand Carved Stamps

Yes and Yay Studio Notes: A Colorful Collection of Hand Carved Stamps

This past week I wrote a trio of posts about creating and sending First Day Covers, a fun form of mail art.  If you’re joining me here for the first time, I created a handy Delight Detective’s Guide and a 2 page pictorial tutorial on First Day Covers, (FDCs for short) and I’m inviting you to join myContinue Reading

Join My First Day Cover Mail Art Swap Celebrating the US Postage Stamp Issue: Jimi Hendrix

Join My First Day Cover Mail Art Swap Celebrating the US Postage Stamp Issue: Jimi Hendrix

**  this swap invite expired on April 21, 2014! **  Please contact me if you’d like to add your name to future Delight Detective mail art swaps! Hooray for sending and receiving (more!) colorful mail! We are celebrating the arrival of the new Jimi Hendrix stamp, with a fun and friendly First Day Cover mail artContinue Reading

Join My First Day Cover Mail Art Swap Celebrating the US Postage Stamp Issue: Songbirds

Join My First Day Cover Mail Art Swap Celebrating the US Postage Stamp Issue: Songbirds

**  this swap invite expired on April 21, 2014! **  Please contact me if you’d like to add your name to future Delight Detective mail art swaps! Hooray for sending and receiving (more!) colorful mail! We are celebrating the arrival of the new Songbirds stamps, with a fun and friendly First Day Cover mail art swap. Here is yourContinue Reading

The Delight Detective’s Pictorial Guide to First Day Covers: a handy tutorial for creating and sending (more!) mail art

The Delight Detective’s Pictorial Guide to First Day Covers: a handy tutorial for creating and sending (more!) mail art

Hello again! A couple of days ago I wrote a mega-detailed post introducing my readers to a delightful form of mail art, the First Day Cover. As promised, here is my colorful (and brief!) 2 page tutorial which explains how to create and send out First Day Covers. Simply click on the image to seeContinue Reading

Liven Up Your Mailbox! The Delight Detective’s Guide to Creating and Sending First Day Covers

Liven Up Your Mailbox! The Delight Detective’s Guide to Creating and Sending First Day Covers

Like many of my readers, I am quite fond of sending and receiving colorful mail.  I enjoy buying all sorts of postage stamps for their graphic appeal and affixing them to my correspondence. Sometimes I will match the tone and theme of my envelope to the stamp as I did here: This, my friends, isContinue Reading