Wednesday, 28 February 2007

The lost art of handwritten letters

On Mum’s birthday (Sat 17 Feb) we attended a local community group session on Making Handmade Cards. Mummy, Marnie and I thought it would be a great laugh and were looking forward to it as none of us could remember the last time we played with craft glue and paint.

Mum and Marnie having a ball.

The birthday girl & her cake.

As usual I embarrassed myself with how industrious I was, making 10 cards where as most people only made 2 or 3. I was in my element. Functional Art.

Only problem is I’m finding it rather hard to part with them.

I’ve come across a new object of desire: Montegrappa Italian Handcrafted Fountain Pens. Ooh la la. So if anyone is interested in viewing the site, the writing jewel I’m after is from the Celluloid Collection. It was inspired by a 1930’s model which they hold in their private museum.

The Extra 1930 (Turtle Brown)

PJ bought Mum a new fountain pen for her birthday and I was reminded how elegant and pleasurable it is to write with one. Mum taught me how to draw up the ink from the bottle and I was hooked. I remember being impressed how the kids at Ardingly College in the UK, where I gapped for a year, started using fountain pens from 4th grade. Poor darlings used to get covered in ink but it just seemed so regal and fitting that it didn’t seem to matter.

PJ always tells us;

If you have to ask 'how much?', you obviously can’t afford it.

So I guess I’ll just have to 'wait a little while' as John Legend says.

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