So the letter project continues! This time, I had two snazzy letters to send, one to N and a second to KE, a new SCBWI friend from this year's LA Conference.
I was feeling craftsy, so I decided to play around with some paper and fabric. For the card itself, I cut apart a couple of old brown postcards and then wove the strips together to make a nest. Then I added a couple of birds and a few eggs. When I finished, admittedly it looked pretty snazzy, but the eggs seemed rather naked. Since my nest was woven from a bunch of hacked up letters, I decided to add a few bird-inspired quotes - among others, the poetic, the irreverent, and the ridiculous. Finally, I glued the whole mess onto a card, making sure that all the parts and pieces were still mobile.
Wordy birdy -
"I realized that if I had to choose, I would rather have birds than airplanes."
Two of them!
"Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines."
"I rejoice that there are owls... they represent the stark twilight and unsatisfied thoughts which all have." ~Henry David Thoreau
"Alone and warming his five wits, the white owl in the belfry sits."
~Lord Alfred Tennyson
"When birds burp, it must taste like bugs."
~(Calvin) Bill Waterson
"My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather."