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Kathy Zadrozny
Interests: a warm bed, antique cameras, art history, avocados, cheep beer, early morning pancakes, fried bananas, graphic design, Monty Python, old kitchen appliances, pantone colors, polaroids, sleeping in late, soda floats, sushi, the smell of gasoline, the smell of sawdust, typography, vinyl records
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There's a certain coolness starting to creep in the weather around here. It makes me start to think of Autumn, even before Labor Day. We all know that October is always the best month. This year, October is made even... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at Letter Writers Alliance
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Earlier this month, we teased that there was something big on the horizon. Well, something big by way of something really, really small. The World's Smallest Post is looking to grow in the best way possible. You can be a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2019 at Letter Writers Alliance
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This custom artistamp maker came across my radar through Instagram and the unboxing of a stationery subscription called PostBox from Postmark'd Studio. The Mr. Zip tribute sheet is just incredible. After following him on Instagram, I discovered that you can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2019 at Letter Writers Alliance
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The instagram feed for the Royal Mail let me know about a fun series of decorated post boxes around the U.K. in celebration of World Book Day. A number of beloved children's authors like C. S. Lewis, Judith Kerr and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2019 at Letter Writers Alliance
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I make things for me a lot. It seems like it shouldn't take me this long to realize that you, fellow letter and mailart lovers, may like those things too. So, to that end, here's a BUNCH of new custom... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2019 at Letter Writers Alliance
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Image: Zachary Cahill, USSA Postal Service//The Significance of the Letter Kathy sent me this link to an amazing sounding art project that is looking for participation/collaboration. If you'll be in the Chicago area on March 5th, perhaps you could be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2019 at Letter Writers Alliance
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Just a quick note to let you know what's new in our shop for the public and for members. We put up our newest enamel pin design last week. It features one of my Inktober designs translated into a sharp... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2019 at Letter Writers Alliance
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Apologies for the late post, I was busily forcing our web elves* to update the L.W.A. shop page with some holiday cards. It's that time to start the great sending of paper products to everyone you have ever known, plus... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
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Today is a mail holiday in the U.S. in honor of Veteran's Day being observed. Yesterday marked the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day, the day when the Great War officially ended. The Postal Museum Twitter account has been posting really... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
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Taylor Jordan at Maple Post has an excellent resource up for a ton of swell free printables that are Fall-themed. It's okay to start getting excited as Fall officially starts Saturday! I always like the Autumn and find it a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
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(Photo by Chandra Greer of Greer Chicago) It's September and Summer is swiftly speeding by us. Chicago-area schools all started right after Labor Day and I think we're among the late starters. Some of you may still be in school.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
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This Thursday, August the 16th, there is a Challengers Comics + Correspondence Club at Challengers Comics + Conversation. Join me from 7PM-8PM for a night of sending fan letters to the creators of Monstress! I'm sure Marjorie Liu and Sana... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
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Perennial L.W.A. favorite, Lea Redmond of Leafcutter Designs, creator of the World's Smallest Post, has a new look on her website that is beyond charming. The site is now as witty and sweet as Lea herself. There is so much... Continue reading
Posted Jun 29, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
Hi Victoria, Im sorry. They were limited edition and all sold out. I do not think they will be back in this form, but there is a sticker pack coming out next week. -Donovan
Thanks for the support! Theyll be swimming to your mailbox soon.
Thanks Joe! Stickers are coming very soon! In COLOR!
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At 10AM, the rubberstamps from my Mermail project on Instagram will be available. There's three different designs; the Octopostman, the Seapony Express, and the Flying Fish Airmail. (The links won't work til after 10AM CST.) These stamps are a limited... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
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Postcards to Voters is a mail campaign that sends friendly, handwritten reminders from volunteers to targeted voters to aid Democrats in close, key races all over the country. They consist of over 20,000 volunteers in every state (including Alaska and... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
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Don't leave off your letter writing now that Write_On is over. Keep involved. There's lots of letter writing clubs and socials popping up all over. For example, Letter Writing Night at The Paper Mouse is a free public event held... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
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In this National Letter Writing Month and Write_On, I've been getting a lot of use out of my fountain pen. Mind you, I keep forgetting to buy ink cartridge refills for my Kaweco Perkeo despite the fact that I work... Continue reading
Posted Apr 25, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
You can see our downloads here: https://letterwriters.org/collections/downloads-tutorials
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In addition to the lovely downloads available at the official Write_On site, did you know that our fantastic and amazing member, Jessica Jewel, makes cool stickers for you to print out for your letters as well? You didn't? Oh, well,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
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Here at the L.W.A. we know you love getting mail, and nothing is better than getting packages in the mail, especially surprise packages! The Royal Society of Venturesome Parcels program is a themed mailing over four weeks, one package each... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
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The Boston Public Library has partnered with Zooniverse to crowd-source the transcription of their collection of abolitionist correspondence. This will make their collection more accessible and searchable. I've participated in a number of these projects and they are always fascinating... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance
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Normally on holidays, I like to find a fun, vintage postcard to post. My search this year lead me to this article on Collector's Weekly about "Vinegar Valentines." As a non-Valentine fan (I'm not sentimental and am annoyed by sappiness;... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2018 at Letter Writers Alliance