February, Month of Love 💖 & Reconnecting💌

One of the secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others.

Lewis Carroll

From class: Connecting/drawing/designing your own cards

Have you seen the commercials for the biking or running machines where you can experience any coarse ,terrain in the world “without ever leaving your home”?    Are we entering an era where we won’t need to ever leave our homes? We can order all are groceries and shopping needs, chat with doctors on line, tune in just about anywhere ‘live’ to participate in endless events. I think even phone calls are less popular. It’s so easy to send off an email or a text to someone.  Use e-cards and on line gift certificates. Many of theses, if not all are possible to do with out ever interacting with people in person.

This all brings me to encouraging you for the month of February and planning on strengthening your connections with friends, family and those you encounter with mailing a card and/or letters . Yes the good old ORIGINAL form of SOCIAL MEDIA. Let’s make it fun for you and fun for the receiver! Let this time honored method connect you like no other!

  • Address your envelope first! You will always run to the last minute drawing and writing.
  • Keep stamps& address on hand

Let’s Create some cards!!

Simple…pen, blank cards from a box stores craft department. OR Envelopes and blank card stock to cut down to size.)

Optional: small paper cutter (to cut paper down to size)

Colored pencils or pens, markers

waterproof marker (Sakura my favorite) , watercolors

fancy edge scissors or corner cutters

And some tips form Lewis Carroll in writing a letter itself. 

Some February dates to keep in mind:

2-Groundhog Day

4-Thank Your Mail-man day.

Eat ice-cream for breakfast day.(invite someone to join you!)

7- Send a card to a friend day.( probably created by a card company)

8-Boy Scout Day (know any? Anyone who was a scout as a child?)

11-Make a Friend Day-Send a new friend a card

14-Valentine’s Day

15- National Gumdrop day

16- Do a Grouch a favor Day

17- Random Acts of Kindness Day

20-National Cherry Pie Day

20-Love Your Pet Day(or a pet lovers)

27- No brainer day ( I could of invented this one!!)

29- Leap day! Won’t happen for four more years!

For more details on these and MANY others that might inspire a letter of two try this holiday site.

Enjoy!! And if you would like to jon me in drawing and designing your own cards like above. Register for my class.

Published by susanwalkerart

Susan Walker creates bright, bold, encouraging mixed media acrylic paintings. Custom paintings and pet portraits. Conducts,drawing, Twisted line,travel sketching for mixed media paint & sip classes for adults and children as well as many others at her location or yours.She works in her home studio while sharing it with family and fellow creatures: Lucy the beagle, Pickles the once independent city slicker, 6 koi, 3 uninvited but welcomed frogs in their pond. Here you can follow along in her life as an artist & business owner in her daily life as a mother,wife. Mixed media is her medium of choose,building up layers of paint, texture, stamping and just about anything else lending to the topic. She enjoys the whispers of encouraging words in her art. Inspiring words can be the focus or whispers among the images she draws and paints. She feels the world around us is filled with criticism and pressure where our own thoughts and being gets forgotten. Sometimes she states encouragement and inspiration boldly as the focus of the piece or just under the surface and among the layers for the discerning eye to discover. Susan continues to work with pen/ink and watercolor using them in her art and in her almost daily sketchbook journals. Can see more of my work : www.susanwalkerart.com http://susanwalkerartforsale.blogspot.com/ FAN PAGE:http://www.facebook.com/susanwalkerart

2 thoughts on “February, Month of Love 💖 & Reconnecting💌

  1. Well written and your personality comes thru. Great ideas! (Found this in Pinterest.) ❤, Marcia

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: