I am so excited to bring attention to Margaret Shepherd’s current exhibit, Song of Songs, which is on display at the First Church of Boston. I visited Margaret Shepherd this past March when she had a smaller show at St. Bolotoph’s. Now, with the addition of 8 new pieces, Song of Songs, will be a […]
Archives for October 2017
More letters at auction!…This time they were written by Albert Einstein during a visit he made to Tokyo in 1922. A courier arrived at the Imperial Hotel Tokyo to deliver a message to Mr. Einstein. By way of a tip, he wrote the above notes for the messenger. The top note says in German […]
Letters make the news again with this “My dear Mother” note written on the Titanic’s official stationery. Alexander Oskar Holverson, an American businessman, wrote to his mom the day before the Titanic sank. This letter was found on Mr. Holverson’s person. The fact that the ink did not run is miraculous. Those stains are […]
October 21, 2017…..A story appeared in the news last week, that illustrates all that I love about letter writing! Logan Pullin, a teacher at Bay Middle School in BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss., wrote individual letters of encouragement to all the students in the current senior class. These were handwritten and hand delivered. Mr. Pullin began his […]
October 12, 2017 Take a look at this one. In my opinion, it should have been a winner, not just given honorable mention. Imagine if you opened your mailbox and found this letter…It’s frame-worthy.
October 10, 2017…The theme for The 2017 Graceful Envelope Contest was “Pushing the Envelope.” This yearly event is co-sponsored by The Washington Calligraphers’ Guild and the National Association of Letter Carriers. At last, the winners have been announced! This contest always delights the viewer with the most beautiful Mail Art. Below are some of my […]
October 9, 2017 Columbus Day Holiday/Indigenous People’s Day From the old perspective, the story features Christopher Columbus, the Italian explorer, patronized by Ferdinand and Isabella, sailing West from Spain with 3 ships to reach Asia. After 33 days at sea, his crew spotted or “discovered” the Bahamas. What Columbus discovered was an island with a […]