Subscription to the Letters From The Sea Tower – Subscribe For 1 Month, 3 Months, 6 Months, or 1 Year

Subscription to the Letters From The Sea Tower – Subscribe For 1 Month, 3 Months, 6 Months, or 1 Year

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  • Handmade
  • Materials: watercolor, ink, brown paper envelope, vintage postage stamps, ink stamps, handwriting, stationery, heavy cotton paper

  • Height: 11 inches
  • Width: 8.5 inches

ABOUT THE LETTERS
The Letters From the Sea Tower are handmade monthly subscription letters that celebrate art and literature and how it matters for the Great Battle of Our Time. My aim in creating each month's letter is to produce a work of art that fills people with courage and creativity and to contribute to the revival of beautiful, meaningful, and unique hard-copy mail.

The letters are handwritten and painted by me and then carefully scanned and reprinted in my own home on heavy, archival quality, 100% cotton paper. I personalize them by hand for each recipient and mail them out monthly in an epic old-fashioned envelope with ink stamps and unique postage stamps. The letters are filled with watercolor paintings and sketches, field notes from nature or history or my travels, and illustrated poetry or quotes from my commonplace book. They are designed to be a well of stories and ideas that inspire others to take heart and remember their callings

PERSONALIZATION: Please note that I personalize each of the Letters From The Sea Tower by hand with the name of the recipient. If you do not specify a name for personalization, I will address the letter to the name provided in the shipping address. If you'd like me to address the letter to a different person, or to use your family name instead of one person's first name, please send me this information in a note during the checkout process. If you would like the name on the envelope to be different from the name on the letter, please be sure to let me know this as well. If you are ordering a subscription as a gift for a friend and would like me to include a brief, one-sentence handwritten message from you, you can include that information during the checkout process.

SHIPPING: Shipping for the Letters From The Sea Tower is FREE to all countries. I decided from the very beginning that I wanted to prioritize offering free domestic and international shipping so that the letters would be equally accessible all around the globe. I spent my childhood living overseas and I remember feeling disappointed that so many interesting things were out of reach due to high shipping rates, so I wanted ensure that the letters could be extended to every place. This means that a subscription to the Letters From The Sea Tower is great gift option for your friends all over the world!

INSPIRATION
The inspiration for the name of this subscription comes from an essay J.R.R. Tolkien wrote about literary criticism of Beowulf. In his essay, Tolkien tells a little allegorical story about a man who built a tower on his property. His friends and neighbors thought the tower was a waste of valuable material, but they didn’t know that the man had built it in order to be able to see the sea. My hope is that these letters will offer a similar vantage-point as the tower in that story, that in the middle of our often dreary and monotonous lives, they will be a reminder of glory and unseen reality and a fleeting glimpse of “Joy beyond the walls of the world, poignant as grief.”

SUBSCRIPTION NOTES
All first-time subscribers will receive my introductory letter as a bonus. This intro letter includes the beautiful, full-color sea-tower illustration along with the full text of Tolkien's parable that serves as the inspiration for the Letters From The Sea Tower. So if you are subscribing for the first time, your first mailing from me will come with TWO letters. You will then receive monthly letters for the number of months you’ve subscribed. Please note that I ship the letters in batches, usually about once a week, so it may be up to a week before your letter goes out in the post.

[NOTICE: If you're looking for original paintings or literary fine art prints, you can find them in my shop at www.bryanajoy.com. There are also a host of other subscriptions options available over there for the Letters From The Sea Tower, including auto-renewing subscriptions and past letters. However, Paypal payments are not yet enabled there, so if you need to pay through Paypal, you may wish to continue using Etsy in order to subscribe to the letters.]

Thanks so much for visiting my shop today! I hope you've been encouraged in some small way. To follow my process, get shop updates, and participate in frequent giveaways, you can follow me on instagram at @_bryana_joy.

© 2019 Bryana Joy
The artist retains all copyrights.

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alleymac Mar 3, 2019

5 out of 5 stars

Letters from the Sea Tower are an absolute delight! From the stamped and addressed envelope to the watercolor art illustrating the text to the letter itself, I am reminded of the art of letter writing in its highest form. She is taking time to produce these letters and the care she takes shows. I feel she is truly a kindred spirit though we've never met.Bryana Joy is doing something old--letter writing-- in order to bear witness to beauty, truth and goodness and inspires me to do the same. I've only just gotten my first letter and I'm thrilled to know for the next eleven months I'm going to have a letter from her. <3

5 out of 5 stars

I just cannot say enough good things about Bryana's writing and art. Each time I receive a new letter there is something in it, absolutely perfect for the time. Her letters are so well written and provide a quiet place of thought and reflection in a tumultuous time. They are little bits of sanity in chaos. Everyone to whom I have also sent a letter finds them to be meaningful and speaks to them on a level which provides a time for calm and reflection.

Melody Joy Apr 12, 2021

5 out of 5 stars

This is my third year subscribing, and I really love getting a letter each month (especially instead of newspapers/magazines). Each one is beautiful and meaningful, but certain ones have been especially impactful to me. Highly recommended!

linfaymcjay Dec 5, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I am really pleased with this purchase. The artist went way beyond what I expected. To begin with, the letter is gorgeous. Great attention to detail. Highest quality materials. Rich, vibrant colors and meticulous calligraphy. Just Wow! But I enjoyed the deeply thoughtful insights, quotes from my favorite authors and poetic language the most. I am so looking forward to the next letter. Bryana is not only an amazing artist but an old soul who offers great encouragement. I’ve already ordered another subscription for a friend.