A letter-writing blog extolling the virtues of snail mail:
old-fashioned postal paper mail and all of its varied accessories.
Monday, June 22, 2009
Treasure map letter!
This wonderful letter from a very creative correspondent carried a pirate theme. I have to note that these are not stickers or stamps - this beauty is all hand-drawn.
Part 1 beckons with a bloody knife and a skull-and-crossbones warning.
Inside, part 1 is a fabulous treasure map. Not only are all the edges decorated with doodles (the legend to a treasure map, really) and witty spellings, but she also creatively crumpled and "aged" the paper. Was it coffee or tea spilled on the paper to stain it? It's a VERY cool effect, and I'm afraid a lot of it was lost in my blurring out the words for privacy. For details, view large.
Gotta share some close-ups of my favorite corners. Love that octopus.
HA! Widow's Peake!
Part 2 (page 2) is a message in a bottle.
Finally, a hand-drawn cut-out skull glowers from over the Crane marker on the back of the envelope.
What a treat!!