Thursday, April 26, 2012
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Lucas Writes. He's responsible for the bird themed envelope and the pile of postage stamps. The envelope is an experiment of mine--I took a photo of a song sparrow singing in my yard, Photoshopped it to make it a high contrast black and white and printed it on an envelope. Turns out the hard part was positioning the image on the envelope (which wasn't a standard size for my printer). There is room for improvement but I enjoy the effect. Regarding the stamps: Lucas is collecting them for a project in Foxoboro, Massachusetts. Students at a local elementary school are collecting stamps in memory of the Holocaust. Their goal is 11 million stamps, one per victim and they already have over 800,000. Some of the stamps have been turned into art work which can be viewed at the site. Lucas shared the project on his blog and is collecting to send to them. I could send these stamps (a mere 81) directly to the project but it is more fun to send them to Lucas. His plan is to ship off a big box one of these days. So if you have a few extra minutes to clip a few stamps and send them off, it is for a good cause. Nothing fancy is required, flag stamps, non-profit stamps, you name it. Just an envelope and a stamp to mail.
Posted by Sarala Kron at 11:27 AM