I went to Pratt Institute in the early 70’s. I have always been interested in communicating, and so I was drawn to study Advertising Design with the intention that I could make films. In the basic program, I was required to study Typography I & II. Those classes were taught by a tall, willowy, quiet […]
The Multifaceted Art of Writing Letters
September 16, 2013 Much has been written about the “Lost Art of Letter Writing and Handwriting.” Yes, it is rare to see a handwritten address in one’s daily mail. And, yes, cursive writing is disappearing from school curriculum. But is the art of writing letters really “lost,” like the Holy Grail, or gone the way […]
Rise and Shine!
April 24, 2011 Easter– a movable feast day. It falls on the first Sunday after the full moon after the Vernal Equinox! Eggs, bunnies, flowers, baskets of greenery and yummy chocolates…symbols of fertility and abundance. Many faiths rally to claim this holiday. The Earth is yawning and waking from her Winter slumber to a cacophony […]
Pen, Paper & the Desire to Connect
October 1, 2010 In contemplating a formula for letter writing, I wondered how to keep it simple. Basically, three elements are necessary: pen, paper and the desire to connect. This desire for connection is primary, otherwise there would be no motivation behind the effort. Expressing one’s feelings and stories to another through a handwritten letter […]