Saturday, 13 April 2013

Wait a minute Mr Postman...

I've been the lucky recipient of a couple of lovely things in the post recently.  

Firstly,  I got this gorgeous handwritten and illustrated letter from Ziggy Shortcrust.  I discovered Ziggy by happy accident one day when browsing through the arty blogs I follow and discovered a link to her.  Intrigued, I clicked on the link and was very glad I did.  She creates wonderful Elves among other things and has set herself the very steep challenge of bringing back the handwritten letter by writing 365 letters this year.  Anyone who wants to receive one simply emails her with their postal address and she will send you a beautiful, personalised letter which she illustrates by hand, both on the envelope and on the page itself. Well, I definitely wanted one and so, this arrived just before the Easter Holidays. 

Courtesy of Ziggy Shortcrust

If you like, you can write back to Ziggy, and I think it is only polite to do just that. I just need to decide how I will illustrate my letter back to her.  And I need to find some decent writing paper - it's been so long since I've hand written a letter to anyone that I don't think I even possess such a thing any more!  I may have to use one of my blank greetings cards and do an original illustration on that instead - it'll still be handwritten so I hope that counts!

Courtesy of Ziggy Shortcrust


Then, I received these beautiful prints all the way from Canada from my very lovely on-line friend, Laurie, another wonderful artist and writer of beautifully nostalgic blog posts at I love a cloudy day.  She sent these by way of a house-warming gift for our move to Scotland and I am truly delighted that, yet again, this art blogging community has provided me with so many genuine on-line friends from all over the world. And I happen to love owls!  Thank you Laurie!

Courtesy of Laurie at I love a cloudy day

Courtesy of Laurie at I love a cloudy day 

9 comments:

  1. Oh, thanks for sharing this. My goal for 2013 was to write at least one letter a month. So far, though, only 2. But this is new inspiration although a just writing words is beautiful, even if you don't add this kind of stunning art. Ziggy and Laurie are great!

    ReplyDelete
  2. This is such a lovely idea, It is so sad that letter writing seems to be a lost art. I took part in my first postcard swap a few months ago, this seems to combine art and letter writing! Lovely housewarming gift, I have such fond memories of your part of Scotland I'm sure you will be very happy there. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. oh my gosh!! what fantastic gifts to get in the mail!! Laurie'swork is stunning! and Ziggy's is fantastic. Love the upside down elf!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Beautiful gifts! I love handwritten letters and I plan to sign up for a letter too if Ziggy is still taking more requests. Laurie's art is wonderful! I love her owls!

    Have a lovely weekend ~ xo

    ReplyDelete
  5. That is a fabulous haul of wonderful via blog land... I do like Laurie's owls and that Ziggy challenge is fun... I have forwarded the link onto some friends who I know love Letters...
    T xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Lovely! I signed up for Ziggy's letter and after seeing yours I cant wait to get it. The owl pictures are lovely also. I agree you meet there some wonderful generous bloggers.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow - what a lovely idea!!! I'm off to check both sites out right now.
    I also miss handwritten letters and try to write to people personally a couple of times a year. I have a memory box bursting with letters from family and friends since I was little and I've always kept them. But once email came along, they dried up and I hardly ever get them at all! Emails just aren't the same... I agree about how wonderful blog land is. I've no doubt we'll meet up some day and without the internet, I never would have connected with any of my new friends. Nor would I have tasted Pumpking Pie!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I'm glad to see your elf arrived safely. And Laurie's owls are wonderful.
    All the best to you Nic.

    ReplyDelete
  9. oh Nic, thats so sweet of you, I wonder why your new posts aren't coming up on my blog list!! How maddening, thank you so much again and what beautiful illustrations on the letter!! I love it!

    ReplyDelete

Your comments always colour me happy! Thank you for popping by.

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...