In May of 2010, I received my first letter. Not THE first letter I’ve ever received, but the first of what are now many, many letters from my wonderful friend in England. I “met” Jan on a photography site. She and Girts are both accomplished photographers and together they own a company called RedEdge Images licensing photographs for book covers. She asked to license some of my images and over time we talked via email. Once I mentioned that no one every writes anymore. So about three weeks later, I found a letter in my mailbox.
Jan and I have been writing to each other now for over five years. And if you’ve been following my blog, you know my husband and I were lucky enough to spend some time with Jan and Girts in England in 2014.
In 2015 I took a weekly online class with Kim Klassen called BeStill52. Each week she gave us a still life assignment (things on a spoon, depth of field, room to breathe, odd container, etc.). Well, our last assignment was “Messy”. We had to photograph something in a messy state…it could be food items or anything we could think of. I decided to get out one (yes there are more) of the boxes where I keep Jan’s letters. And along with the wonderful paper art she creates and includes with her letters, I found the first letter she wrote. So, her first letter along with a mess of hearts and paper crafts, is my last BeStill52 class assignment. Thanks Jan and thanks Kim! Enjoy!