Naomi Bulger Will Reintroduce Snail Mail into Your Life

Naomi Bulger’s Instagram bio reads: “on a mission to lead a life that is slow, creative & personal.” And at least judging by her Instagram page, Bulger puts her money where her mouth is. Carving herself a path to a life carried out with deliberation and a sense of creative freedom means slowing down the pace and taking note of her surroundings. One such way to do so is by writing letters, the old fashioned way.

“Writing a letter feels completely different to writing an email,” shared Bulger the writer and illustrator in an interview with Flow Magazine. “It forces you to slow down and be more mindful of what you are saying.”

Snail mail is also where two of her greatest joys converge: writing and painting. “I like to paint illustrations and incorporate the addresses into the designs to make each envelope bright, cheerful and something unique that will make the recipient—and hopefully also the mailman—happy.”

As part of the #100DaysinDinan project, Bulger illustrated personalized envelopes. “I’m making the envelopes for each card by tracing one of the original envelopes the cards came in, onto used calendars and magazine pages,” she writes on her website. “A stamp or two, and the address: there’s not much room for anything else, so into the post they go.”

Her Instagram page is full of nuggets of inspiration like so:

View this post on Instagram

“Dear…” ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ What comes next in your letter? ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ If you like the idea of writing beautiful letters and making beautiful mail for the people you love, but don’t know where to start, my letter-writing e-course might be just what you need. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Over four weeks, we’ll cover the art of story telling, writing ideas and thoughtful inclusions in your letters; the magic of mail-art (and inspiration for making it); the beauty of letter-writing for slow living and personal connections; and places to find pen-pals and make other lovely letter-writing connections. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Late this year (or early next year) I will upgrade this course to a new delivery system, and create additional information, tutorials and handouts to complement what is already there. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ That means right now is your last chance to join this course before I close enrolments to make these upgrades. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Anyone who joins this week will have lifetime access to all the existing content, and I’ll automatically give them access to the new content as well, once it is live, at no extra cost. ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ So… if you have any questions about whether or not this course might suit you, feel free to DM me. and there’s loads more information via the link in my bio today.⁣⁣ 🌿⁣⁣ #onequietcup #snailmailrevolution #postcrossing #happymail #mailartenvelope #stationerylove #brownpaperpackages #creativelife #loveforanalogue #alifeofintention #thesincerestoryteller

A post shared by Naomi Bulger (@naomibulger) on