What a thrill it is and was to receive a letter from someone you really care about. I was once shown a quantity of envelopes painted by an artist and sent to his dear friend. Each one was so beautifully and lovingly painted with a different picture on the many envelopes. Although I did not read the letters, I knew that this artist cared a great deal about the person receiving the mail, to take the time to embellish his letters so lavishly. Letters have played an important part of our lives and have travelled through history to describe great people and events. Although people are still writing, even more than ever, the personal elements of the actual letter may be dying a death as we use fonts from our computer instead of using our own handwriting. What do you think? Perhaps this is a question that may get different answers depending on the age of the individual? Gail
I set Level 3 Design students, the Periwinkles an assignment to design an envelope and writing paper. They were to work from their inspirations derived from an artist Hundertwasser. the results just about makes you want to write a letter, doesn’t it?
The next blog I write will be my 100th. Not bad, considering I didn’t think I’d make it past 5 when I started. The most people we have had reading the blogs is 195 a day. I hope to better that number. I’ll let you know what happens. Gail