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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Cable Knit Sketches and other Silliness

So it comes as no surprise that I adore mail.  Which also leads to my adoration of letter writing, postcard inscribing, and general sketch mailing.  Including the infamous "what I'm wearing today" pages that have slipped into a great many envelopes over the past year.

Basically you begin with the outfit:
Big Boots on a Rainy Day
And quick as can be, with little editing or perfecting, a never-to-scale cartoon is drawn, then surrounded by random commentary on the individual articles of clothing, particularly noteworthy bits on makeup and hair, and generally at least one notation on a gargantuan hand or other such drawing foible.
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Really it's just frivolous fun.

So I thought to myself, "self, there must be several others out there with a need for a ridiculous piece of snail mail, you really aught to indulge."
And therefore I will.  Because really, everyone like to find real mail in their box, right?
Sooooooo...
The first FIVE bloggy readers to email me at kclarkstudios[at]gmail.com with their postal addresses will be the recipients of a random day's "Dressing The Part" drawing.  I'll post an addendum here as soon as I'm booked up.

WOW!
I'VE GOT MY FIVE SNAIL MAIL DRAWINGISTAS!
YOU LADIES HAVE FINGERTIPS LIKE ROAD RUNNERS!

Happy Rainy-Hail to you today!
What are you wearing to keep out the cold?

17 comments:

Em in SF said...

My dress hem and my boots are too high to a scandalous extent for such a corporate environment - but my black tights and persimmon long, ruffly cardi are keepin' it real... real toasty.

Jaime/Bella-Bijou Jewellery said...

Oh man, I totally missed out! I miss the days of real mail....

UmberDove said...

Em - I like hearing that you're keeping sass in the workplace.

Jaime - I may have to do this again...

Jaime/Bella-Bijou Jewellery said...

Please do - I crave actually mail that isn't bills and statements LOL

mme. bookling said...

DORK.

mme. bookling said...

When I saw your drawing, I had a heart drop when I thought perhaps you might post a similar drawing I sent you once. Dear God. Plz burn that paper.

UmberDove said...

No way. That paper is in lock down in a secret swiss account for the day I may need to blackmail you.

Bet you can't guess who this drawing is addressed to...

kerin rose said...

ahhhhh! "over 6 feet tall in those boots"...you could use me for an armrest, lady!

UmberDove said...

Come visit me, I just might.

Joyful said...

Oh, lol. I sent my addy without reading the entrie post and already I've missed out :-( You look fabulous today dahlink ;-)

MrsLittleJeans said...

Well, obviously I am late...but I suppose I have a good excuse...I have to work.

I adore your sketched umber girl.

I just saw mme bookling's comment- she is too funny

back to you---nice outfit...I love writing on paper, reminds me of college, taking notes in classes

xoxo

Jenny said...

Sweet Umber, I think you may have to send more than five, or us who lose out will be sad and crying. I'm the same as you... I ADORE real mail... snail mail.. pen on paper, the swirls of writing and a real stamp carefully placed on the envelope.

OOOOhhhh I think we should be pen pals....

I emailed you my address, was I too late?

KISSES to Sancho by the way!
XOXO jenny

Cat said...



love and light

Snailentina said...

Big boo for busy days at work that prevent me from quick fingers~ Now, I think I immediately knew this was for Candace.. I think. Anyway, I love this, a long time ago a buddy from high school and I used to send each other the silliest drawings and they are the best piece of mail ever.

Tess J. said...

Hooray for LASHES!! So excited for you :) and I love your sketches.

Desiree Fawn said...

Awe, so fun! I LOVE these "what I'm wearing" posts... it's pretty much a life goal of mine to wear things which are actually worth writing about! (Instead of, you know, the same jeans and tank every single day...)

Carrie said...

boo and hiss to those who got here first :(
I'm still in my pajamas and dressing gown - bad day but I'm cosy at least :)