Sunday, March 27, 2011

Looking Ahead to our Summer Issue

I've learned a lot from our first issue and hope that our next issue will be even better!
Our Summer Issue's theme is Pests. You heard right, Pests! So what stamp images do you have to fit that theme? Maybe you've got some bugs lying around, or some snakes under your bed, maybe a spider or two hanging out in your attic. Rats, seagulls, pigeons...oh my! Or think about stretching the envelope...maybe your little brother is just the definition of a pest! (I know mine used to be, huh, jackbear!)
Here's a little more information to get your imagination turning.

Pests are by definition
1. an annoying or troublesome person, animal, or thing; nuisance.
2. an insect or other small animal that harms or destroys garden plants, trees, etc.
3. a deadly epidemic disease, especially a plague; pestilence.

A troublesome thing? A slow computer used to be a downright pest for me!
A small animal that harms garden plants? The best way I've found to get rid of moles is to get a cat!
A deadly plague? They didn't call it the Black Death for nothing!

If you've got a good image or idea, just drop it in an e-mail to us. I've received a couple already and they look great! If you don't have a means of scanning an image into the computer or you don't have a digital camera, just send me the image stamped on an index card and drop it in the mail to me. We'll see what we can do for ya! By all means, tell us a bit about the stamp, if you like.

Not just stamp images but entire LTCs or Postal Letterboxes. We always love to see original, funky, fantastic logbooks, too! (whether or not they are attached to a Postal)

PLEASE be sure to check out the Submissions guidelines before sending us anything. Just click on that link on the left and all your info should be there including deadlines and information to include with your submission. As usual, those who contribute an image that is used in the issue will receive a free copy of the issue AND a special edition LTC. Those who contribute a written article or peice will receive a free copy of the issue in which it appears. 

I look forward to seeing your artwork and hearing from you!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mailing Update

Just a note to let people know that the LetterPost mailings will be completed on Friday. I had a bit of a delay with weather on a day so I do apologize.

We look forward to hearing your feedback on the issue so if you'd like to post your comments right here on the blog, we'd appreciate it. Or send us something at our e-mail, if you'd like it to be "just between us". Jackbear and I also frequent the Atlas Quest site and I'm part of the LTC group on Facebook.

All the copies I had printed (except the two that I stapled together pretty badly) are spoken for but if anyone still wants a copy of Issue 1: Evergreen; I can print them out on my computer and get it in the mail pretty quickly. I'm going to shut that offer off on March 31 so if you want this issue that's the deadline for getting subscription info and payment to us. After that, we'll keep track of requests and perhaps do a second printing (no hand-stamping!) if there is enough interest.

Thanks for your patience! The LetterPost is in the mail!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

First Issue Soon!

I got the copies back from the printer and will be putting together issues this weekend for mailing out on Monday. Hopefully, my wrist won't be too sore from hand-stamping all those issues so all will be in the mail early next week! :) Those who contributed images will also have an Evergreen LetterPost LTC in their envelope!

It looks pretty good overall but lots of room for improvement! And each issue will get better, promise!

Just one minor flub: one of the stamp images on the back cover didn't copy well. Whether it was a glitch on my end or the printer's, I'm not sure. I thought I had fixed it before sending the digital file but apparently not all was perfect. So I apologize to Camp Fire Lady whose image did not print out. I'm very sorry but I just did not want to "waste" all that paper to have the cover reprinted for an error that was more than likely mine. I think I got manipulating images and forgot what exactly I had done to it. Still, it looked okay on the computer screen; it just didn't make it to the printer! I'm learning...
So to make it up, I am posting that image here on the blog as sort of a preview.

The above image is of Leaf Me Alone and Leaf It Be both by Camp Fire Lady. So sorry for my mistake on the Issue, but maybe if we become a cult classic or something, it will make this issue of even greater value! :)

As always we happily accept your suggestions for improvement or any ideas you have for future themes. Our next three issues are set for themes so just check under the Submissions heading at the left to see if you might have an image you'd like to share.
Thanks for your support and patience!