Sunday, December 19, 2010


This week's prompt at Illustration Friday  is 'Mail'

"It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence." ~ Jacques Barzun

When I was 12 yrs old, my best friend and I would type letters to each other daily, in code, and sneak them to each other, to later decode and transcribe more detailed diatribe of our nerdy lives. I'd love to get my hands on them now, but I'm not sure I'd have the skill or patience to decode them!?

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas

(acrylic and watercolour on paper)


dthaase said...

so well captured - great illo

roberto a.m. said...

Hi Naomi, I really liked what you wrote. And, of course, your illustration.
Merry Christmas to you too.

Juniper said...

My husband lives/works 450 miles away, we see each other once a month and write real letters to each other twice a week :-) Not in code though (although his writing does take some deciphering sometimes!)

I love the picture!

Juan said...


Kerry Schofield said...

Cool! I remember those.

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naomi orana said...

I love your comments ... I think there's a little nerd in us all :)

Marie Campbell said...

I love your illustration - I drew a typewriter for IF's 'prehistoric', so I know how much patience it takes.

neilornstein said...

nice piece

Vilt og vakkert said...

Heisann, julsann!

Those were the days.... click, click!
And this is my Christmas greeting to you:


naomi orana said...

Thank you so much have a great Chrissy