Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Artful Packaging and Inspired While Voting

AEDM Day 7

I'm linking up with Art Every Day Month throughout the month of November.

Creating art each day: doodling, painting, journal making, stamping, photographing, etc.

Last night, after waiting in a very long line to vote and working at my crazy day job, I came home wondering what I was going to do for AEDM. Well, remember that journal I created last week? If you missed it you can find it here.

I decided to wrap the journal and box it up for shipping. I had to add some beauty to the wrapping paper. I took brown paper and drew some white leaves. I also addressed a card and embellished the envelope.  The other envelope is being sent to another admirer who has been waiting patiently.

Artful packaging (the journal I made last week is in the brown paper) #art #aedm2012 #doodle

Here is another view of the back of the envelopes.

I love to send snailmail to people, especially when the person who is on the receiving end has no idea that it is being sent (i.e. the journal recipient).

My other creative adventure yesterday was inspired while voting.

If you follow me on Instagram you saw the photo below yesterday. (You also saw the photo of the line I stood in.) I voted yesterday and waited in line for over 2 hours. When I received my ballot they also gave me a legal sized file folder to help keep the ballot from being damaged. As I approached the last of the 3 lines, which was also the longest, I got upset. I was shocked that in a day in age when I can order food on my food, post pictures in seconds, and check in for flight using my phone that I still had to fill out a paper ballot and stand in line to scan it. Seriously, America, we need to make this easier! So, I chose to take the opportunity to draw while I waited.

Growing up in a small town in Wisconsin meant that voting was done in the community center, you usually could walk in and out in less than 5 minutes, and as a child you went with your parents. My drawing below is honestly of people who were standing in front of my yesterday but placed in the kind of voting booth that I remember from my childhood. Yes, it had a curtain.

While I wait in line to scan my ballot I draw #art #doodle #nyc

By the way, I kept the file folder. I'd like to think that I liberated it and saved from the landfill. It currently hangs on my day job wall.

By the way you can find me on Instagram as lorimoonstudio - hope to see you there.

Hop over to Leah's website and visit a few other creative soul's who are participating in AEDM.


  1. Very creative sketching ~ like the white on the dark ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

  2. The envelopes are great, like the sketch!

  3. I love your drawings - especially the leaves.

  4. I can't imagine starting on that clean brown paper with that stark white pen and NOT screwing it up. When people (like me) say we can't draw it's not so much that we can''s that we screw things up when we do! You must have an incredibly steady hand or just a lot of patience. As for the voting, there are certainly advantages to small towns and being able to go during the day. When I went there wasn't much of a line...but it took forever because the bus from the near by retirement center had arrived. Patience. Patience. But I, too, miss the curtains.

  5. Great pieces Lori. You've been a drawing/sketching machine! Love the white on brown xx

  6. Your sketching is getting better and better! I would be a nervous wreck doing the white on brown! As for the voting difficulties - good for you for sticking it out. I really hope they address that issue. I'm not sure what the feds can do since voting is handled by the states, but it wrong for it to be such a hardship.


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...