Saturday, June 16, 2012

My Favourite Obect[s] and a mail art giveaway!

DRAWING CHALLENGE: My Favourite Object[s]
This week lovely Helen is the host for the drawing challenge and she chose the theme "my favourite object[s]."
For those of you who know me you'd think the number one object is used tea bag paper and you'd be right to think that. It's top five anyway...
But I actually think that if I am anywhere, anytime, I need to have my mapping pen nib with its' holder, and a bottle of India ink. This nib is small and worth its' weight in gold to my mind.
I am also completely smitten with air mail stationery. I've recently scored a block pad of it and am lately writing letters using it. I love that all you have to do is fold it over and presto...a letter! All you need is a stamp and you're off to the races. Speaking of races, this little imp has chosen this lovely bird for his mount. The fairies are holding a baby race (under two year olds) later today. Even in the pouring rain they meet. While this team is a long shot I am routing for them.
I wanted to show you these two objects today [the pen nib and stationery] and just decided to combine them to make an envelope for a giveaway. So this is unfinished because I got the idea only an hour ago. So if you want to win this giveaway you just have to leave a comment on this post and next Saturday I'll draw a name out of a hat. Meanwhile I'll be finishing the sketch. The winner will get to choose whether they want their own name put on the envelope and mailed from Canada, or for me to put an address of their choice and then mail it under separate cover so you can mail it from where you are.
Here's a close up.
And a long shot. The dime is there to show how small the nib is.
Thanks for dropping by. Don't forget to pop in to Helen's blog which is linked above. Here you will see all of the participants in the drawing challenge for this week. It is a romp I promise you! Way fun!! *smiles* Norma


  1. What a great idea-and such a sweet little drawing :) !

  2. soooo cute.. LoVe the idea.. just beautiful.. Hugs May x x x

  3. Oh Norma, what a sweet imp and bird. I hope you pick me. I would love a piece of your original art. It wouldn't have to cross any borders....LOL

  4. Lesley you are a funny girl! *smiling and sprinkling fairy dust* Norma

  5. Hi Norma

    I too have a love or airmail stationary I have a wonderful book that is about mail and has lovely airmail examples in it (my fav) Ill take some pics of it so you can see what I mean.
    Your little drawing is very sweet and I too love ink as medium. I think you and I wouldnt have to look far for things to talk about over a coffee now now would we Norma? ;)

    PS I put my name in the hat for the giveaway too!

  6. ha... air mail letters, and ha! i see you love the graphics of it too!.. it's the romance of it...
    the nib is looking quite a something too. it's the dipping that gets to me a little. i might be a tad impatient. ..

  7. yes, yes, norma, i am rooting for the baby fairies too! and for me to win this give-away... ; )


  8. i love this little imp..and what a nice idea for a giveaway!

    i hope i´ve luck :o)

  9. hello Norma, i always loved 'air mail' light as a feather and with an air of adventure about it.
    that cute drawing would make one forget all that rain ;) x

  10. Cute drawing and lovely give-away! Hope the little imp flies over to me... :)

    ♥ tanïa ♥

  11. I'd love to participate- air mail is so classic...I I'm smitten with your little elf and bird ;)

  12. Norma, I would love to put me name in th' Hat for this imp to fly away to Mother in Colorado. Your pen nib is magical. xxoo, sus

  13. hello you!

    I am the host this week
    will you join?....

    Patrice A.

  14. Hi Norma, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris


Your comments make my day! Thanks for dropping by and we'll see you soon, I hope, *smiles* Norma


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