Just a quick update – TangleCrafts will be home again next weekend, and the catch-up process will then commence. All orders will be prioritised, and a little extra surprise will be included with all orders placed up to May 20th, as a thank you for your patience. Full stock range will be gradually re-introduced over the following weeks, as I get back into the swing of ‘normal’ life again. E.T.Printworks will also re-open once all is settled.
My dad has passed away – 3 weeks and 3 days after being given just a few days to live. His strength of character was remarkable, and I appreciated more than can be said being able to spend so much time with him before he passed. We were grateful for every day and minute, time that was only possible because he was so determined.
Please be aware of the early signs of bowel cancer so that somebody you love is not taken from you before their time. If you can, please help to raise awareness by donating to Beating Bowel Cancer or purchasing a Project Dissimulation badge or zine from the TangleStore. Thank you.
* A richness of martins is the traditional collective noun for the martin, a bird from the swallow family. In case it’s not obvious, Martin was also my dad’s name.
Tags: charity, donation, Zine
I have just re-opened the TangleStore, although I will be unable to despatch any orders until I return home in a few weeks’ time. I only closed the shop yesterday so apologies for see-sawing – but I realised that now is the time when Project Dissimulation matters the most, and I really want to make those items available. If you prefer not to wait for your print copy of the zine, though, I am also making a PDF edition available (just click on the pic):
If you enjoy this Project Dissimulation zine please make a donation directly to Beating Bowel Cancer, or a charity of your choice.
Unfortunately my dad’s condition has worsened dramatically, so I am heading home this afternoon. The TangleStores will be closed until further notice, but will re-open once I am home & things are slightly more settled but I don’t know yet exactly when that will be. Thank you to everyone who has supported my Project Dissimulation so far. My dad really appreciated the first zines and badges, and I’m glad that he had a chance to see them. Thank you again. I’ll be back when I can.
Categories: design, Designing, Mail Art, stationery
Tags: letters, Mail Art, notecards, postage stamp, postcard, question, stationery, writing
I must confess, I’m really not much of a letter writer (something which I’m sure will be readily confirmed by anybody who has corresponded with me in the past). It’s a little odd, you might think, because my zines are generally pretty wordy; but for some reason I just don’t seem to have many words left over when it comes to actual personal communication. I can usually fill a postcard, but not much more. If I’m sending somebody a zine (etc), usually a mini card (/business card) has more than enough space for what I have to say. Thus, my latest range of postage stamp stationery consists of flat notecards (/blank postcards) and mini notecards. Because these are the sizes I’m most likely to use myself.
My question is…actually a series of questions… I’ll list them instead! So, are you ready? When it comes to correspondence:
- What kind of cards do you prefer?
- Are you a full-on letter writer and would prefer notepaper, instead?
- Do you ever/often use notepaper & notecard combined, or would it usually be one or the other?
- If you use notecards, do you prefer a flat, single-sided notecard or a single-fold notecard with more space to write inside?
- If you prefer a folded notecard, do you prefer a design printed on the back as well as the front, or do you prefer the back to be left blank so that you can continue your note?
- Do you have any other thoughts about notecard design which might be relevant?
You might gather, I’m thinking of adding a blank-inside single-fold notecard to the range in the future, so I’m just trying to establish what would be the most practical, attractive-to-a-buyer/notewriter option. But I’m also genuinely interested in your correspondence habits & preferences, so please do share. And browse the current range, too.