Say Yes, Ignite a Spark: Joining Corvidae Press, a printmaking community

Say Yes, Ignite a Spark: Joining Corvidae Press, a printmaking community

Last week I decided to re-join Corvidae Press, a non-profit printmaking community that shares a beautiful studio inside this historic building at Fort Worden State Park. I had been a member when I first moved to Port Townsend, but dropped out after one year to help Jeff with our house remodel and settle into our new home town. The decision…Continue 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 through…Continue 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 my…Continue 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 art…Continue 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 your…Continue 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 see…Continue Reading