Hi all! Unfortunately I just don’t have the time or energy to keep up this site anymore 😦 I’m still posting to Instagram and Twitter @suburbanpenpal. Thanks for following my work!
Oh dear. Once again I have gotten quite behind on blogging. A new job tends to have that effect. At least I have not gotten behind on making mail art, which means I have lots to share! I’ve been feeling more inspired lately and (I hope) it shows in what I’ve been making. I’ve also discovered my new found love of Instagram filters. So cool! Last but not least, I made two holiday designs that look nothing like each other because that’s what I do 🙂 Check it out:
Happy summer everyone! Now that I’ve started using Instagram, I’ve fallen in love with the square format photograph. There are a couple of images from this month that got cut off since I’ve been converting them from regular to square, but you can still see the majority of the piece in each image. From now on I’ll be taking pictures in the square format so this shouldn’t be a problem in the future. Check it out:
Happy spring! I’ve been doing my best to enjoy the spring weather and come up with some new ideas to share with you. This month I dug deep into the archives and used a couple of photographs that I took in college (can you believe I wanted to be a photographer at one point?) in some of my pieces. I also discovered that they make excellent giant postcards! I’ll definitely be using that trick again. Check it out:
I have finally joined the current century and created an Instagram account. My username is the same as my Twitter: suburbanpenpal. I’ll still continue to post all of my photos on Flickr as well so you’ll never miss a thing!
Hello everyone! I’ve been busy putting together a video of how I make my mail art to share with you. You get a peak of my studio (in all its messy glory) and some of the things that I’m working on right now. Check it out: