I love writing letters but part of the fun for me is creating my stationery. I come up with all sorts of designs for my letter papers. Some of my designs are quite simple while others are a bit more involved. Whatever kind of art, the activity is always fun. It’s a sort of therapy, relaxing, and I can get lost in the creative process. While concentrating on colors and lines all other concerns temporarily melt away. Hopefully the end result is pleasing but whatever the end result the process is always most pleasing to me. My letter friends often receive my floral letters.
This is because I love flowers, don’t you? I love growing flowers in my garden. I love placing flowers in vases on my dining tables and night stand and I love drawing flowers to decorate my letter papers. I’d love to send fresh flowers to my friends regularly as a way to brighten their days and sometimes I do, but more often I simply send off cards and letters with my floral designs. I created a line of wildflower correspondence cards in past days and recently I’ve added new designs to that collection.
And because I enjoy writing letters on large sheets of paper as well as on cards I decided to create some wildflower stationery on paper measuring 11 by 8 and a half inches. Here are three sample designs.
The educator in me likes to write a little information about each flower presented, either on the back of the correspondence card or around the edges of the stationery. For example, did you know the strange long sepals of the Whorled Pagonia are reddish purple and the petals are greenish yellow, except for the lip. This is a wild orchid usually found in the woods. There are a number of wild orchids in existence.
So you see besides the enjoyment of writing letters to friends and family the art of letter writing gives me the opportunity to look closely at a flower and enjoy the artful activity of drawing that flower. It also encourages me to learn about the flowers I draw. As if that’s not enough, then, by sending my floral stationery to others I’m sharing my joy, and as you know, sharing doubles the joy. It really does.
With all this going on in my life a walk in the park becomes a special delight for when I spot a wildflower I not only take notice, but I feel like I’ve run into an old friend. I’ve heard you can’t really love what you don’t know so studying flowers, drawing them, and learning about them helps me love flowers even more.
It’s all such fun.
I draw flowers and create all this stationery for my own pleasure but the stationery is available for sale because once again, Sharing truly Doubles the Joy. If interested . . .
Stationery -10 assorted floral designs with an extra blank sheet of paper for each design plus 10 envelopes cost $20.00 plus $2 for shipping and packaging.
Packages of 10 assorted wildflower correspondence cards – each card containing extra blank pages for long juicy letters and 20 envelopes cost $20.00 plus $2 for shipping and packaging.
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But whether you order my papers or not I encourage you to write letters and try creating your own stationery. Letter writing and art play are two very wonderful activities. You just might enjoy both as much as I do.
Be happy and live abundantly