Today is the welcome back of my Inspiration Mondays. Everybody with me: “yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah“. I know I know, the last one was ages ago. I want to do it on a more regular basis, especially with all the goodness I want to share with you.
You know how much I love Samantha Kira, aka Journal Girl, right ? She’s currently very active: a weekly vlog on uStream (every tuesday, at 5pm Pacific Time), she just launched HodgePodge which is a huge e-zine in 4 parts, she is moving in the other side of the US soon, she journals, she paints… wow ! And she found the time to create something awesome: the Secret Art Pen-Pal Swap.
Do you remember when you were a kid and that you exchanged snail mails with other kids you didn’t know “for real” ? I loved it, and don’t tell anyone but this is how I fell in love with Canada ;-)
I really miss receiving snail mails. I remember how excited I was to go to my mailbox everyday and check if someone sent me a letter (and I still am, but except bills… we don’t receive lots of personal letters).
It’s free (you just have to pay the shipping), and it’s simple: you create something (6×6 maximum) and you write an handwritten encouraging letter to someone that also signed up. And this person will do the same for you. You’ll make someone’s really happy.
When you sign up, you answer a few questions so your paypal will know you a little bit better.
Samantha describes it better than me:
This swap has two parts:
Create a piece of art.
It can be any of the following:
Pretty much anything 6”x6” and under and flat.
(No canvases or boxes, unless you’re okay with paying extra postage.)
Write a letter.
Be encouraging. Write about life lessons you’ve learned, tips and tricks dealing with art and life, send a favorite recipe. Your letter doesn’t have to be about art, but it should be uplifting and loving.
I am so exciting to know who I am paired with ! Last time I heard about it, we were 57 people. Fifty-seven !!!!!!!!
You have until August 30th to sign up. And when you know the identity of your pen-pal, you have until September 20th (my birthdayyyyyyyyyyyy) to send it.
But only do it if you are sure you can, of course.
So, are you in ?