A short walk to the mailbox- be it the end of the lane, or right down the hallway. In the stack of riff-raff ads and coupon books and bills; handwritten letter from someone we love stands out, as a diamond in the rough.
In my box of keepsakes, you can find letters I’ve saved from the special people in my life. From my mother: the cards she wrote to me upon my graduation from high school, college, and graduate school–major milestones in my life. My mother’s constant presence in my life as an encourager, a celebrator, and someone who cares, she’s communicated this to me through writing, in a form I can read through from time to time, to remind me of her constant love.
From my sister Gen–the hilarious, sexy, Busty-Babe and Flavio rolling around on a sandy beach, locked in a lusty embrace, postcards from a romance-novel set; sent as a joke, because they are sent publically through the mail system, and they are supposed to create awkward moments upon receipt and throughout the mail-sorting process. Gen’s perfect cursive was learned and practiced at St. Francis of Assisi private school, which brings back floods of memories at first glance, on its own.
The ultra-special treasures: my Grandmother’s cards, bought at The Museum of Modern Art giftshop, sent to me on birthdays, and graduations, with her unmistakably fantastic writing, which looks like my mother’s but is a little different, a little older. These are finite treasures, because Grandma Sally has passed on, but these letters are immortal to me.
When one sits down to write and contemplate the beloved person in their mind, before them a blank letter, something holy happens: Intentionality. One considers the person in mind in several facets. Who are they? Why are they special? What is the occasion? What does the occasion mean to both you and to the beloved?
Introducing my newest collection of fine art cards, printed on the finest cotton paper. These are 6 unique designs, blank inside, 5″ x 7″ cards, (with envelope) featuring fine art images from my “Unbreakable” diamante collection. The images represent light as color, refracted and reflected, split by structure: iridescent angles and edges of crystal faces.
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Thank you so much,