Sunday, August 30, 2015

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

More Collections

Illustrating an envelope or postcard with a collection of subjects is fun, and can result in an interesting envelope, but can be a time-consuming endeavor as well. My first "collections" post showed envelopes done in the style of Gregory Blackstock's Collections. Here are some envelopes illustrated with collections done in my own style.

Beachcombing finds, natural on the front, man-made on the back.
Mailed Aug. 12, 2013

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Last Week's Mail

I've been learning to use alcohol markers, and used them to illustrate two envelopes, and one of the two postcards I mailed last week.

Mailed Aug. 18, 2015

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


I'm not a very "musical" person, but occasionally I use music as the theme of an envelope illustration.

Mailed June 13, 2012

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Last Week's Mail

Last week was miserably hot, with temperatures above 100°F, and as high as 107°F all week. It was a good mail week, however; I illustrated one envelope and four postcards, and also received an illustrated envelope and postcard.

My first efforts with Copic markers. Mailed Aug. 10, 2015

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Postcards from the World

While I've received over 540 postcards through Postcrossing, only a handful have been hand-illustrated. 

Received from Ola in Poland, June of 2011

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Whimsy, Part 2

Here's another group of whimsical envelopes. Part 1 can be found here.

Siamese snake?!? Mailed July 30, 2012

Sunday, August 2, 2015