Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Joni James - This one is for You!

Joni James, the Calligram Queen, asked a question a couple of weeks ago. If you were able to choose an image, what would it be, and what words could be used to describe yourself. I follow her and am fascinated by her images consisting of words that tell the story of the image, so I decided to give her a couple of hints:

Once I had seen what she had done, I decided to use my artistic license. She does calligrams, I do monograms. So - I put together a little mail art of my own to let her know how much it meant to me that she would gift me some of her work - and it's a piece I'm going to hang on the wall, matted and framed, and I'm in awe of what she does with words. Thank You, Joni. You made my day.


  1. This is so incredibly beautiful and thoughtful and a true work of art. I too will be framing and matting this piece and treasure it forever. I have been in love with letters and words and illumination since I can remember. What a thrill to receive this lovely gift! I think I'm going to make a resin pendant out of the initials.
    Thank you for inspiring your love for correspondence and connection with other human beings! Keep it going.....just because.

  2. Joni's work is beautiful, isn't it? As is your Mail Art, Dave. Beautiful.


  3. So glad I could facilitate you connecting with each other. One of life's little treasures, for sure ...

    The two of you are both awesome!