The Illustrated Letter: A Creative Master Class
We all need to Walk. To Walk and Not Think. To Not Know. So we will walk in the park. When we are done walking, we probably will have thoughts or images. All of us have someone we want to write a letter to. So this will be a good time to sit down and write and draw a letter.
Hopefully with a cup of tea nearby.
This could be the beginning of a beautiful epistolary life.
(Required Reading: The Walk by Robert Walser.)
Maira Kalman is an illustrator, author, and designer. Her many books for adults and children include: Cake; Ooh-la-la (Max in Love); Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey; And the Pursuit of Happiness; The Principles of Uncertainty; and an illustrated edition of Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style, which was a bestseller. Her most recent book is Sara Berman’s Closet. Kalman is a contributor to The New Yorker, and her work is shown at the Julie Saul Gallery in New York City.