A trip to the letterbox that holds a letter or two means there is a "read" up ahead. What is your ritual? Where do you go to read them? If you have PO Box, do the letters survive the trip home?
"My secret place of letter revelry is the library."
Today's library is quite different then from my day. There were no "devices" in our midst. No USB ports to hunt for either. In fact, when you were at the
As the last season of Downton Abbey is forging ahead at full throttle, I would be remiss not to mention all the LETTER WRITING that took place to the delight of scribblers everywhere.
I mean, their importance is unmistakable as they played a real supporting role, even holding a SILENT appearance right there in the beginning credits!
Ahhh, so beautiful, regal,
and yet subtle in their (supposedly)
I'd like to point out however, that these wax sealed, messengered, and folded-mounds-of-importance spoke boldly in their supporting role for the last 5 seasons.
Let's take a look at some key moments in front of the camera, shall we?
Thought I'd Share.
A short film about the beauty of letter writing and how it brings people together. Filmed on location in Capitol Reef and Sundance, Utah. A NØRR film production. Starring Brighton Hertford and Patrick Kintz. Music: Nobody Loves Me Like You by Low Roar.
A Month of Letters is upon us. For those of you who haven't heard, A Month of Letters (affectionately "lettermo") has put out an annual February challenge since 2010. Which is to write and send a piece of mail daily (excluding Sundays because the post office is closed) for the entire month.
It has quite a following. Some come back every year. Others join in when they can. Let's face it, some years are harder than others. Hence the challenge. I will be joining for the first time this year. (as if I don't have enough things to do.)
But Letter Writing must go on
and we are to do our part.
"Be the change you want to see.."
and all that.
Writing letters seems to have brought on much tea drinking...
It's so wonderful to be able to cheer someone in a way unlike any other. There is just nothing quite like a letter. This is going out to someone needing some encouragement. I'm sorry it's not a better shot. I was in a dash to get to the post office after spending quite some time on drawing this by hand in graphite.
In my graphite work I never use a stomp blender or my fingers for shading. Just my opinion, but that's cheating.
"Instead I use a variety
of soft and hard graphite grades."
Including different sharpened points, and varying pressure.
Hello, I’m Nina, the maven behind the
IQS blog. I’m all about creativity (ya think?).
I work in several disciplines. So it's no surprise that the Art of Letter Writing would come knocking on my door. Smitten!
However, I did not want to simply add MailArt as a discipline to my website. Thus it became the IQS Blog within my site. And that is why there are TWO navigation menus. *Here’s a Tip: stick with the BLOG Menu in this Column. The main site menu will lead you astray into dark places where you will be screaming for help and no one will hear you.
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