If I can make someone smile or perhaps get a smile on MY face when I open my mailbox (which not one day goes by that I don't HOPE to find something FUN popping out of my mailbox) then I think I've done my job and tried to make the world is a BETTER place by making just one person happy! Addresses are sometimes altered for protection so the overall visual of the envelope may or may not be the way it was.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Happy Mail day!

This is from one of my Copperplate Students whom I taught over last
summer... Martha... she was timid to send it, but I am so happy she
took the leap and made my day!

From Martha!
LONG LIVE the LETTER!  Inside this envelope, which I provided
my own address labels to the sender.... was a lengthy (what we call
"Double Day")  HAND WRITTEN letter! What a treat to get this
in the mail.  I used to send them and get them all the time before
the day of email and texting.  I am happy that I have a pen pal who
still treasures the written word.  Thanks, C.T.  You melted my heart!
Yes... I was doodling on the phone and added the BRUSH flower and  "Trish" to it!

From my dear friend and mentor Kate!  She is in her 80's and
still keeps up with her lettering. I love it!  I hope I am like her
when I reach her age!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Out of the clear, blue sky!!! Great Mail Lately!

Since it IS Valentine's Day, I thought I would POST these first!
Sandy Odom created these for all the lucky members of CCS who
are attending the meeting here in Austin, Texas!  She is the BOMB!
Great little card from my friend, Sue, in Tulsa!

Here's the close up of the Zentangle she created... WOW!
Thanks, SUE! 

This is from one of my students whom I taught privately last summer!
She is a great and fast learner!! "Mamma couldn't be prouder!"
Thanks for thinking of me, Aimee.

I met this gal in Tulsa MANY moons ago when I stayed at her house
for a SWCC Calligraphy conference.... She is so sweet! I just
ran into her at a Retreat in Houston last summer and we connected!
What a surprise to get this in my mail, though!  THANK YOU, Lynda!
I love that little square! Did you make it!?  WITH WHAT?
Close up of the LITTLE square

Out of the blue, in my mailbox yesterday, I get the SWEETEST little note
which made tear up with the words she wrote!
It's nice to be "talked about" and "thought of" in a NICE way!
Thank you, Jeri! 

Beautiful Flourishing and Copperplate by Jeri in the Dallas area!

Of course, my Bud Sandy, keeps outdoing herself and I
received this in the mail yesterday as my VALENTINE for  '13!
I love her work and could look at it all day...

From Sandy... how clever to put it in the form of a HEART!
I think I posted one that was to Kathy G. earlier.. WISHING
it was to me... now I have one of my own! THANKS, Sweet, Sandy!