Saturday, January 9, 2010

Menu-inspired decoration

Menu-inspired envelope

Here's some more artwork by the lovely Sirpa in Finland. She said the decorative theme for this envelope was inspired by a menu she saw in Brussels (Belgium - home of the famous sprouts), where the meal sections were hand-drawn and surrounded by fun borders.

hand-painted border

She hand-painted the border and background for the letter, and I didn't blur out the part where she described her design inspiration for the letter. She said she copied out the design in her memory book, and she included a scan of her diagram:

memory book copy

Very cool! (I wish I could keep a visual memory book like this. Maybe I should try, even though I'm an awful artist.) What a neat idea to draw it and then send me the copy of the drawing to show the envelope process.

She also blogged about this letter back when she wrote it.

7 comments:

  1. Is a memory book like a journal? I have been keeping a journal for years. Some times I did draw or past a picture in it or design. Are the two the same thing?

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  2. Actually this small Moleskine book of mine isn't really a journal, but it's the one I always have in my handbag, and I only use it to draw or write down things which I want to remember. - What's the right name for this kind of a book?

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  3. that is a cool looking letter . I love it .

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  4. Sirpa, I don't know what the right name is for that kind of book - whatever you want to call it, I guess, but memory book sounds great to me! :-)

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  5. I love how the front of the envelope is all neat and tidy, everything in it's place and in squares; but then again, the squares are in fun, bright colors and crazy designs! <3 <3

    And Ilona! My blog is finally done! - http://postwiththemost.blogspot.com/
    - L

    PS: I'm replying to your lovely letter today. :]

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