Thursday, January 3, 2013

A year of correspondence

Remember pen pals? I use to love writing letters to friends when I was  younger and had many pen pals too. It was fun to wait for the mail to come to see if I had gotten a letter. A few months ago, an art friend  sent me one of her prints, out of the blue, for no other reason, but to be kind. It started me thinking about asking her if she wanted to be pen pals. We've known each other for a few years on the art circuit and we are facebook friends as well, but we don't know each other beyond our art.

So I talked to her and she was very excited by the idea. So once a month we will write each other a letter and include a small piece of art. So by the time December rolls around, we will have 12 pieces to hang in our studios. I'm looking foward to it. I've mailed off her first letter.I think for now my pen pal will remain a secret and then next December, I will reveal who it is. 

this is the first piece of art she will receive. 

and Happy New Year, by the way!

p.s. i'll be posting a new visiting artist  soon,  for a class I'm hosting with her this summer. 


  1. what a great idea and so much fun mail to look forward to!

  2. Oh, how fun! I used to have a pen pal and loved getting letters from her. What a great twist on things to put in a piece of art!

  3. Another great creative idea!!

  4. What a great idea. Will be fun to see your treasures at the end of the year


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