My creative friend Sandra Sanders is the Volunteer Art Director of the small, courageous Forest Public Library of Greater Oklawaha, Florida. Her latest idea to support their Student Art Program is to set up an Envelope Design Contest. She wanted to call it the “No Naked Mail Project,” but the Greater Oklawaha Pooh-Bahs were a bit too conservative for that.
So here’s the deal: Design, draw, paint, copy, trace, paste, sketch or otherwise decorate greeting card or business size envelopes. Avoid covering the stamp, address, return address and bar code areas. Insert a one dollar bill (higher denominations also accepted) to help buy paint and paper for her budding young artists. Mail your completed masterpieces by April 14th to:
Creative Envelope Contest
Forest Public Library
905 S. Highway 314-A
Oklawaha, FL 32179
It took me a little while to get the juices flowing, but it was really a hoot when I got into it. Here are a couple of my creations to help inspire you: