Us creative types are inspired by other artist types. We love to share our creative talents and encourage eachother because the truth is that we are often secluded; the reason being that we are creating or getting inspiration. Inspiration is a personal thing. Not just because I named my blog Inspirations by Stella, but because it means something unique to each of us.
I follow Jean Wilson's blog "Pushing the Envelopes". It is a delightful tiny inspiration contained on the modest and overlooked envelope.
Here comes my Greek plug:
Calligraphy is a Greek word...( no windex in this blog post)
Its root is calli which means good/beautiful and graphy which means writing.
So Calligraphy is a form of art lettering that is expressive, harmonious, beautiful.
As a gesture of inspiration, Jean Wilson made me an envelope which she featured on her blog on March 23,2013 two days before Greek Independence Day.
Red is a favorite color of mine. I particularly like the white lines, and the negative space which draws the eye even more attentively to those lovely lines that meet the postage stamp.
Next I received an envelope of my own from her, in response to her offer to send me some exemplars of calligraphy. So delightful to receive one of these in my very own mailbox!
Imagine my surprise opening the mailbox after mundane monday at the office.
Ok, so its Easter now, not Hannukah, but the lettering....it looks like bead work on the letters. I do collect stamps and really find these to be a sweet addition. Look how the colorful stamps offset the minimal linear letters. Not to mention the waves of the postmark, contrasting the linear forms and the barcode that looks like an echo of the Des Moines postmark.
Interesting how one can combine postage with lettering and bingo you have a personalized art gift.
Who doesn't like to receive hand written mail?
Thanks so much Jean Wilson, I do enjoy your blog so much.