Happy Monday! Welcome back to Design Wonderland!
One of my New Year’s resolutions was to write more letters to my friends. Yes, sometimes its easier to just send a text message or email, but I enjoy taking the time to write lovely notes on beautiful papers and sending them to my loved ones. I don’t do it enough but it is nice knowing that someone may get an unexpected friendly note in the mail rather than another bill. A hand written note is a lovely gesture and way more fun and personal than an email, im or text message.
After reciting my ode to all things paper last year, over the holidays, my fantastic friend, The Cre8tive Rookie, gave me me a lovely set of stationary from Avie Designs. Loving what I saw, I found her etsy shop and instantly fell in love (yes, I do that a lot). Designer Avis Wampler designs a wonderful, graphic collection of stationary, calling cards, notebooks and other goodies for your writing and communication pleasure.
stationary lovlies from avie designs
Because its so hard to choose which one to buy, the stationary sets are currently buy one get one free making the decision between the Hexagon pattern and the Peacock Circle print that much easier (of course, this makes me a tad giddy because I love a sale). So, I’m off to write a note on my wonderful Avie stationary; make sure you check your mailbox!
Side Note, With Love
With Valentine’s Day around the corner, your handwritten letters and notes may take on a more romantic tone. If you find you need a bit of inspiration in that department, check out the book, With Love: Artists Letter’s and Illustrated Notes by Liza Kirwin. Last year, I stumbled across the exhibit, A Thousand Kisses at the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum and many of the letters are also found in this book.
And just a bit of FYI: the exhibit is now on view in NYC at The Archives of American Art, New York Research Center through March 27th, 2009. Truly, It was a touching, intimate show featuring the amorous and sometimes quirky (in a good way), letters and notes from some of America’s most fascinating artists. So, If you are in the area go, be inspired and get creative.