I’ll let you in on a little secret: I’m absolute balls at letter writing. I love to receive mail, but I’m terrible at responding. So I’m a big fan of the postcard. A fun photo, a short snippet of text, and someone has happy mail!
Where do you stand on coloring? I love looking at art and color, and I like to color, but in general I don’t think I’m very good at it. I second guess my color placement all the time.
So how does a girl resolve these likes and dislikes? The Secret Garden Postcards from Jetpens ($11.75 for a book of 20). I was thrilled to find them the last time I was shopping and I’ve been looking forward to getting a chance to color them. These postcards are pulled from the gorgeous artwork of Johanna Basford, and the larger coloring book of the same name.
The postcards are easily detachable from a glue binding, and ready to be colored and sent to your nearest and dearest. I’ve only spent a bit working on the first one, but I am enjoying it (though what was I thinking with all those colors for the tail?) I’m using a combination of Inkjoy Gels, Marvy LePens and a few other pens I’ve picked up along the way. I’ve been desperately looking for my Sakura Gelly Rolls, but I may need to place an order for some more of those! (And I’m soooo tempted to buy this set.)
So… who wants a postcard? I can’t make any guarantees on how timely they’ll be, but I’d love to send you a postcard I’ve colored, and I’ll throw an uncolored one in so you can pass the love on! Just leave a comment here and I’ll contact you for your mailing address when I’m ready. The book only has 20 postcards, so I’ve got a max of 10 people for this one.