Pen and ink

Pen and ink – ink on paper, 110 x 145 mm, 2012.

Pen and ink – ink on paper, 110 x 145 mm, 2012.

I’ve started writing letters again. Not emails. Not texts. Real letters.

Earlier this month, a girlfriend and I were fondly remembering our letter-writing days and wondering if it really had become a lost art when we hit upon a plan to start writing letters to each other again — something we probably hadn’t done for a decade or more (okay, definitely more). Oh there have been birthday cards and holiday postcards… but no letters. A sorry state of affairs.

The rules: no cards, no postcards, only letters in envelopes posted the old-fashioned way. With a stamp. A sketch (anything from a 10-second doodle to a one-hour masterpiece — at the writer’s discretion) would also have to be included in the letter.

We have now written, sent and received two letters each.

It’s early days but so far, so good…

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