I spent the past weekend investigating the interior design of 18th century American sea captains’ homes (tangentially for a final paper, but mostly just for the thrill of maritime history) — so I suppose that’s a good thematic excuse to show off some nautical envelopes I made a month ago! My unofficial “academic year blogging hiatus” will continue apace until I finish classes at the beginning of May, I’m afraid, though I do plan on blogging with some regularity in the summer: and in the meantime, I hope these whales and scales will suffice!
These envelopes reflect the generous gifts of multiple pen pals – the wave washi tape was a birthday present, and the whale stickers (by Aurora’s Heart on Etsy) showed up in my mailbox around Christmas. Tragically, there were only two sheets of this gorgeous mermaid-scale paper in the pad I’ve been using since February: but they’ve been put to good use.
A note on this post’s title, before I go: technically, only the orca is an odontocete, or toothed whale, but I can’t quite identify her companion. I assume the second whale is of the baleen variety, and I know he isn’t a humpback, because there are other stickers in the set that look much more like humpbacks. Maybe a grey, bowhead, or right whale? Any sticker-whale experts are welcome to chime in and solve this mystery!