Monday, 21 September 2020
Monday, 7 September 2020
Over on the forum, a new challenge was started - Snail Mail September, with the hashtag #snailmailseptember2020 and it is running on Instagram, and the forum's Facebook group.
•Decorate an envelope for a letter you’re mailing
•Write to a family member
•Write a letter Outdoors
•Send a postcard to someone you haven’t seen in a while.
•Decorate mail in seasonal colors
•Mail a letter from a new-to-you postbox
•Use an interesting stamp to mail something
•Write a letter/postcard in colored ink
•Send a photograph
•Write to someone about a memory you have of them
•Send something about your city/town/state
•Use a sticker or washi tape to decorate your mail
•Write something with your non-dominant hand
•Send mail to another country
•Include a tuck-in in your letter/card
•Draw a doodle/sketch on your letter/postcard
For February, a lighter challenge than InCoWriMo, I started February Letters with A Challenge-a-day with 29 prompts/tasks to do in your letter for the day (and it didn't matter if a letter could not be completed that day).
1st: Use the word duck
2nd: Write a sentence backwards
3rd: Draw some eyes
4th: What can you hear while you write?
5th: What is the nearest tree to your home?
6th: Use the word bird
7th: Did you see a cat this week?
8th: Use the word snowman
9th: What book(s) are you reading?
10th: Draw a smiley face
11th: Do you have any houseplants?
12th: Use the word weather
13th: What was the last boardgame you played?
14th: Did you make any resolutions for 2020?
15th: Use the word postcard
16th: Can you play a musical instrument?
17th: Use the word DIY
18th: What was the last photo you took?
19th: Do you like travelling by train?
20th: Who is your favourite cartoon character?
21st: Can you see a clock while you write?
22nd: Where are you writing the letter?
23rd: Use the word cup
24th: Write a sentence with your eyes closed.
25th: What does your name rhyme with?
26th: What was the last household chore you did?
27th: Do you have a favourite household chore?
28th: Do you collect anything?
29th: Would you like to have your birthday today?
I shall be changing the prompts/tasks for next year. Which ones are good and should stay (or be changed very slightly), and which ones should be changed totally?
These are great prompts/tasks. Do they help? Would you like to see more mini-challenges?
Wednesday, 15 July 2020
Monday, 29 June 2020
Tuesday, 21 April 2020
The last letter I wrote, I tried to look on the bright side of life, what with wildlife returning to places usually frequented by tourists and people in general, and some pollution levels dropping.
Do you have more time to be able to do hobbies, especially if you've been able to work from home rather than commute to the office? Maybe you are rediscovering things.
However for one penpal whose letter arrived today, rather than go on about The Virus, he kept his missive short.
All I can hope for is for this blog post to find you and your loved ones safe and well.
Sunday, 12 April 2020
Maybe I should restart a journal, and use that to rant and rave in.
Friday, 20 March 2020
So, how did my Month of Letters / InCoWriMo / February Letters go? Quite well in the end, after flu in the first week (yes, just flu, not coronavirus). I sent over 50 letters (and a few postcards too).
As for receiving mail, I was away from home for over half the month, and so I have no idea exactly when some of the letters arrived. Overall, it was a good month.
I also bought a couple of bottles of ink, and 2 more ink samples, to be included on my inks page soon.