LastMinuteLucie and the search for time

As we get nearer to Thinking Day we are trying our hand at letter writing at Guides.

My friend Wendy sent me an email from a Guider in Canada who was interested in linking their girls with girls in the UK, by becoming pen pals.

As a teenager I had many pen pals and loved getting letters through the post. I still get excited if the postman brings something other than bills and in a way I am sad that pen and paper letter writing has all but disappeared.

Don’t get me wrong – I love emails, texts, phone calls, instant messaging, social media and blogging as much as the next girl, but there is still something very personal and human about ink on paper.

As part of my February drawing challenge I decided to design some Guide writing paper – I enjoy new stationery almost more than writing the letter!  I have left it black and white for the girls so they can colour it in if they wish and tried to represent some of the things we do in Guides.


Sadly, the scan doesn’t do it justice, but represented here are cooking outdoors, cooking indoors, crafts, campfires and singing, water zorbing, swimming, abseiling, camping and making friends.

If anyone has any tips on getting a decent image of a drawing on here I would be pleased to hear it 🙂


Comments on: "pen-pal paper-February challenge 2" (5)

  1. Don’t show the Brownies this paper! They will be so disappointed with what I’ve come up with if they see it!

  2. […] chimed nicely with my February Challenge as it involves art journaling – decorating a diary or journal on a regular basis, following […]

  3. I love the writing paper! I’m something of a sucker for stationery, I must admit.

    Having said that, my Brownies would probably complain that they didn’t get to design it themselves!

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