Mariposa Forest – an introduction.
This project has evolved from discussions of storytelling by Jennifer and their illustrations through my camera. To that, we added our children's love of getting mail of their very own — and the Mariposa Forest was born. We send letters by mail (you know, the sort that requires STAMPS!) twice a month. I love getting mail — my children really love getting mail too. I've always been enamoured by post — I had many penpals growing up — and spent countless hours in elementary school designing personalized letterheads & matching enveloppes for friends. These stories by mail are sure to create a love affair with snail mail if they don't already have it!
My work for this project involves capturing nature in a way that is accessible to children. Basically, take photography, nature + kids — and on any given day those words describe me quite well. It has been refreshing to work on a project of this magnitude. A project that as you can see is quite close to my heart.
Our very first letters will come out mid June — so right now, while Jennifer is busy writting summer stories of the forest creatures, I'm busy dreaming up the images that will be sent to children everywhere depicting summer in this magical forest.
I will keep this post short — and invite you to please visit our website. Like us on Facebook, if you're on facebook. Share with your friends — our stories are written for children from 3-8 years old — though will be enjoyed by families as well. Once you've visited — sign up to recieve our stories — or at the very least, drop us a note or comment here — we're so excited to share this!
*currently english only. le site en français s'en vient. pour démontrer un intérêt, envoyez-moi une note!