I am working at an arts based summer camp and today the kids collected snails from the garden and created an impromptu snail race all on their own. Love.
My daughter is loving Arnold Lobel’s Frog and Toad book series these days, and I so get it. They’re a treat to read!
Did you hear about Snail Mail My Email a few years back? A gentleman named Ivan Cash proposed that people send email messages for volunteers to convert into paper missives, to be sent around the world. And it worked! Hundreds of people participated and thousands of pieces of mail were sent. The fruits of that fun project have been published in a book. What a perfect gift for uh, Easter? Tax Day? Or maybe just cuz.
Yet another example of the creative potential in using the scope of the internet to foster the handmade.
Viva Snail Mail!
To kick off Viva Snail Mail’s profiles of cardmakers, I thought I would pick Albertine Press, a design and letterpress print shop from my hometown of Somerville, Massachusetts. I asked Albertine boss, Shelley Barandes, a few questions.
The best paper I’ve received is a package of letterpress prints, part of a print exchange I participated in. It was such a delightful treat to open it up and discover all of the creative prints that each of the other studios produced.
VSM: Thanks Shelley. Your work is lovely. Viva Snail Mail!