28 to Make

Lesson 25 of 29

Day 25: Address an Envelope

 

28 to Make

Lesson 25 of 29

Day 25: Address an Envelope

 

Lesson Info

Day 25: Address an Envelope

(mellow music) Hey, this is Erik Marinovich, and this 28 to Make. Today we are making an envelope. Why an envelope? Who doesn't love receiving personalized mail in the mail? I'm tired of getting catalogs, and the thing that I always remember, and the things that I have kept in time is like, actual personal notes that have been sent to me by friends, by my wife, and one aspect of sending mail that kind of gets overlooked is the attention to detail that you can quickly invest on actually making a custom, hand-addressed envelope. This takes me a little bit while to do, but what you can do is maybe instead of picking a traditional size envelope, is next time you're at the stationary stores, look for something that's slightly larger, 'cause how cool would that be, like the juxtaposition of a really large envelope and then inside is this tiny little note? I think that's a surprise in itself, and it'll probably bring a smile to someone's day. I know it would me. What's nice about putting a ...

little extra effort into these is that a lot of the things that we make get thrown away, and for me, being a lettering artist, I find this is a great way to exercise drawing letters, and so rather than just drawing on tracing paper and throwing it away, it's nice to actually invest that time into making something for someone. So I found that envelope is something that you can do and just mail it out, and it's one less thing that you have in your studio space or in your apartment. If you do find a large envelope, it's a little bit overwhelming to have this much space to draw on. Sometimes it's really easy just to get a ruler and actually grid out some lines on there to help you figure out where you're gonna plot the address. Another thing I do is if you're really, really scared, you can just quickly put tracing paper over the area in which you're gonna draw the address on, quickly draw it out, and then once you feel comfortable with that, actually put pencil to paper, and last but not least, once you're done, go to the mail and send it off. This might be a little bit more expensive than sending a small one, but it's worth it. I'm sure you'll surprise the person, whoever it's being sent to. And again, whatever you do make, I know it's personal to share your person's address, but what would be great is if you can document it, and maybe share a part of the address that you really love. Either it's like the letter A, or the Dear or the Mister, some part of the actual address, maybe not the whole thing, and when you do, please hashtag 28 to Make. (upbeat music)

Class Description

Sometimes, we lapse into unproductive habits because we don’t know what else to do. That's why we worked with some of the best creators we know to bring these 28 daily creative project ideas to your inbox so you can get back in the habit of making


Week 1

Celebrating everyday objects through drawing with Kate Bingaman-Burt

Week 2

Exploring line, form, and texture with Ryan Putnam

Week 3

Hacking visual language and creative thinking with Lara McCormick

Week 4

Connecting to your context through observation and lettering with Erik Marinovich

Weekends

You'll get the same 2 videos every weekend, when you'll be encouraged to take in the sights and relax with Brooks Chambers


Who is this for?
It’s been gently optimized for designers, illustrators, and typographers, but it’s for anyone who wants give traction to their desire to create. 

How does it work?
  1. Sign up with the blue button above. 
  2. Watch your daily video prompt. 
  3. Make something! The projects can all be completed in 20 minutes, but you can take as long as you like. Also - do it your way. If the project calls for a drawing, but you've got some modeling clay on hand, feel free to sculpt instead.
  4. Reflect on your work for a few minutes. Did you love it? Hate it? Do you wish you could make one of these every day instead of doing the other projects? Do it!
  5. Share what you made with the world on Instagram using #28toMake. We really want to see what you come up with, and we're not alone.
  6. Repeat for 28 days, or until you stumble upon that thing that really gets you going. If you find yourself getting stale again, you can always come back. The videos will be emailed to you daily, but you can watch them on this page whenever you want.

Reviews

Margaret Agnew
 

I just loved the way this was presented and the immediate connection of the videos and their content which helped me discover and try things I would not have thought I could do. The affirmations from others doing the same thing and being able to gather ideas from the 'sharing' bit was also important for me. I have gained a lot creatively and it has fired parts of my imagination that lay hidden. I am just sorry it is formally over. I missed the last x3 sessions and the portfolio bit due to illness but will complete the other tasks and will continue explore developing those that really opened a creative slot for me. Above all thanks to the tutors - each of you - I loved the content you chose and the enthusiasm and creative energy you conveyed in just a few moments and the generous attitude of the skills share. That's it - Thank you, would recommend to anyone not to miss this opportunity.

LAra TAmalunas
 

I was looking for a way to get back into the habit of creating. The class has some fun ideas for projects that are easy to work on, which is super helpful. Every day I was excited to see what my new project was! But...a few seemed to not be what I considered sketching or drawing and didn't seem to fit the description. Overall, very helpful though :)

Nicola
 

Best course ever on Creative Live. It's the foundation for doing anything or everything creative. Even if you think your only creative interest is say photography ...and you're not a drawer, maker or artist of any kind ...think again. This course will open up your mind and you will discover that actually you are a creative and you can pick up a pencil and draw... and it doesn't take up much time... 10-20 minutes a day. In the beginning it's not about the end result, it's about the doing and how it sets something off in your brain. It will make a huge difference to everything else you put your hands and mind to in life.