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

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 art swap.  This is the second mail art swap that I’m running in tandem with the Delight Detective’s Songbirds swap Here is your special invite:   ArtistContinue 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

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 your special invite:   And here are the Mail Art Swap Details: The first 15 people to sign up here by Monday, April 21Continue 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

Considering the Clues Right In Front Of Us

Considering the Clues Right In Front Of Us

Delight Detectives love to hunt for clues and discover secret messages. We can’t help ourselves. Here’s today’s case study courtesy of yours truly, Agent Fawcett, filed at 1:00 pm PST: This morning I sat down at my computer, with my morning cup of tea in hand, and I opened up my special mailbox account forContinue Reading