out on a school night with paper lovers
the internet is a funny thing. it's also a fabulous way to meet new people in real life. earlier this month, I received a lovely invitation via instagram from a woman I've never met named bobbie pinto (of even if nobody reads this in SF) to join her and some other creatives for an evening of #happymailhappyhour. I knew only one other person going (the lovely joy from frock files) but as you'll see, sometimes it's important to just say yes.this whole get together started on instagram with bobbie (above) and the women behind of note stationers and was thrown together in three weeks! the #happymailhappyhour idea is this - get a room full of people to craft and write and celebrate all things paper and snail mail. mission accomplished. aside from my #cardart endeavor at christmastime I'm embarrassed to admit that it's been ages since I wrote an actual note and put it in the mail. I used to send postcards to the kids at school but even that never really turned into a habit. I typically hand deliver birthday cards (ie: they're always late) and I've relied too heavily on email for thank yous.
what's not to love about beautiful letterpress cards, fancy pens (from a favorite store - black ink) and stickers from kawaii goodies to jazz it all up? we sat for a couple of hours in the very hip boston cyber arts gallery getting to know each other and gussying up a few cards from of note stationers and B.IMPRESSED to send 'just because'.
it was a lovely evening meeting FASCINATING and creative people, snacking on treats by the busy bostonian with an array of drinks from local vendors and serenaded by a nearby subway busker on a saxophone. I can't make this stuff up. do me a favor and just say yes.