Fish, Pigs and Coffee

It’s time for an update on those Ilustrated Letters.

For those just joining us, I am attempting to revive the lost art of letter writing by penning a letter a day in 2013. That’s 365 of them. And not just words, each one is illustrated with an original Ziggy Elf. I can’t show the contents of each letter as that would spoil the surprise for the recipient but each letter has an illustrated envelope.

Number 22 is going to Penland, USA and is for Laura creator of Soul Survivor a very compelling blog about living with Bipolar Disorder. Laura used to write a lot of letters and hopes that joining in with this challenge will inspire her to dust off her fountain pen.  She gets a be-hatted elf who I think is inspired by the cold snowy weather I’ve been experiencing.

Illustrated letter 22

Letter 23 is staying in Newcastle and is for Lauren who is another Seven Stories colleague. She is part of the hardworking marketing team and very kindly asked to join in with my ridiculous challenge. As well as having the cutest spaniel puppy on the planet, Lauren also has a little guinea pig. Again, a first for Ziggy; drawing a piggy.

Illustrated letter 23

Number 24 is heading off to Ontario, Canada to Claudia creator of  Summer Solstice Girl, a wonderful vibrant blog full of swing dance and Columbian Coffee. So a cup of coffee and a coffee bean elf seemed appropriate.

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Letter 25 is the first letter heading to the Philippines and is for Melody, creator of the blog 30 Minute Art. She is a full time teacher but allows herself 30 minutes a day to paint and draw. So I couldn’t resist a little messy artist elf.

Illustrated Letter 25

Number 26 goes to another Seven Stories colleague, Hannah, who works with me Front of House. Hannah can be found all over the building, rocking out story times, on reception and in the bookshop. She also delivers birthday parties and the most popular theme is Damsels and Dragons, for which, Hannah wears a beautiful dragon coat. So it had to be my favourite mythical creature.

Illustrated letter 27

Number 27 is for my very lovely sister-in-law Clare. She is the sort of person who never wastes time, always doing something, knitting, playing the piano, the flute, photography and tending to her vast allotment. So she gets a Fruit and Veg elf.

Illustrated Letter 26

And finally today, letter 28 is the first one to go to Poland and is for Jess creator of JNiggelArt an Art Photoblog. Jess is a dab hand with pencil or paint and I love her portraits. She also has a few fish on there so I thought I would join in the fishy fun.

Illustrated letter 28

In order to complete my challenge of 365 letters I need people to send them to. Would you like to receive a letter with an original Ziggy Elf? Then you’ll find all the details here.

 

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