Inspired by random acts of kindness

Look at the little ray of sunshine I found in my post box. Nestled in between boring old bills,a couple of flyers and a newspaper was this lovely.

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A beautiful, hand painted efuto from Eva Marion Seyffarth, a designer I met through the ABSPD course I recently took. To my surprise I also found a little something tucked inside- a collection of different types of paper. It’s no secret that I love paper so this was super thoughtful!I would have taken a pic, but I was pretty inspired to get at it.

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She even painted the back! DUH- I don’t know why I didn’t think of that on my original efutos!? Needless to say, but my whole envelop is now fully preened.
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I have been spending my journaling time painting, spraying, stitching and generally exploring new ideas on my growing collection of efutos. I am loving this process as an envelope is only so big and therefore easily completed in one session. I am thinking of it as a little art therapy for me these days.
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I continue to spend a lot of time at my computer designing patterns and prints so this is a welcome distraction and time to get my hands messy. It has also helped spark a few ideas for surface pattern design. I love the handcrafted approach to surface pattern and plan to dive deep into it as soon as my working knowledge of illustrator and photoshop increases.
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I have started to include a little pretty package of some of my favorite scraps to inspire the receiver to make their own efuto and send to some happy soul.Thank you for that inspiration Eva!
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I have to admit it makes me really happy to send these envelopes to random people who have warmed my heart in one way or another ~ My little token of appreciation.Thank you!

Leave me a comment and one may just find itself in your mailbox!

Have a wonderful weekend.

5 thoughts on “Inspired by random acts of kindness

  1. Dear Julie, you are so right that these little packages of happiness brighten our day. I receieved one of yours two days ago and it really cheered me lots. I am thinking of making a few again, it is so true that they are like doing a little bit of therapy and they give LOTS of inspiration. THANK YOU SO MUCH x

    • Dawn, so happy you recieved it! I just received one yesterday,only to my surprise, it was one of mine being returned as undeliverable! Oh well- it was still nice to see in my postbox. Hope you do make some more! Hope your weekend is going well, julie

  2. Wow!!! I just read your post about artist trading cards, then I found this. This is so beautiful and sweet and just amazing!! In these days of technology overload we don’t look forward to checking our mail anymore. It must be amazing to receive these little treasures in the mail!! I wish I was able to create such beautiful art to share with people. I would definitely sign up for a group like this. So, so special!! Keep up the good work ladies!!! Sending smiles and joy through the mail!!!

    • I love comments like yours! Thank you. I am thinking of starting an efuto group of sorts, but haven’t figured out the logistics quite yet.Will keep you posted!

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