Tuesday, June 21, 2011

When E-mail is Not Enough

My light table is bigger than yours.

Blue tape used for painting is ideal for taping it to the light table.  It is also ideal if you have a couture sewing garment that you are working on in between the thank you notes.

How to get noticed at the mailbox is a handwritten thank you note.  I polished off 8 of them last week.  It took about 4 hours but I know the recipient will enjoy my hand written note.  I try to make it easy otherwise it just won't get done.  Being the perfectionist that I am, I have a straight lined template that I printed out to insert in the envelope and I tape behind the card so my writing will be straight and evenly spaced.  I keep the message upbeat like I am just getting off a sailboat at Nantucket and there is a lobster roll party on the beach with red cloth napkins.  I hate lobster.  How about fresh crab, cole slaw and beans.  No not crab.  How about sloppy joes?  THAT'S IT! 

All I am saying is GIVE PEACE A CHANCE why don't you!  When I am writing these notes I look at the back of the business card of the person I had just met.  I try to write comments so I will remember that they were wearing a black polo, they played with their phone alot, Maybe they mentioned something about discovering a goldmine in some remote region.  I add something personal in my note and end with a professional recognition of our meeting.  I use a Mont Blanc that I have to fill with ink for about every 4 letters.  I use the best paper I can get my hands on usually from Kelly Paper.  I use a card and envelope that fits in my printer.  By printing in house *literally* I can customize the photo if I want.

I know right now you are thinking I should get an agent so I can become a hand model.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Benbow Park

Hi friends!  So many great things are happening at Camp Serbin.  Since I joined the Mainstreet Buckeye Coalition I feel so rooted in my community.  The first task I was assigned was Benbow Veterans Park.  This project really excited me because it is on Buckeye's Mainstreet.  I chose to be on this Coalition especially because I fell in love with this town when I started my historical research for the Town of  Buckeye for the Park and Ride project.   Here are some photos of Buckeye. 

Before you see these photos I suggest you put on your cowboys boots, get a well worn camp shirt *pocket could be ripped* and listen to Hugo Montenegro, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. 

The watercolor is for the Park design on Mainstreet.  The design of the Benbow Park has been a joint effort of all the Coalition members.  I want to thank Alice Dryer for sharing old photos of the Benbow Auto repair shop that used to be on the site in the 1930's.  I want to thank Ron Noble and Jay Broadbent for sharing their hopes and dreams for this site.  This park idea has been kicked around for a while in this Town.  I feel honored to be a part of something so special.

The coalition has asked Serbin Studio to prepare a presentation board, shown at the top of this blog.  The board will be on display at the Town of Buckeye's Old Fashioned Fourth of July Celebration at Youngker High School, 3000 South Apache Road
Buckeye, Arizona 85326.

I hope to see you there!