Wouldn’t it be wonderful to get post that looked like this?
How cheery it would be if the bills and catalogues and circulars were disguised with charm.
It would almost be a pity to open an envelope that looked like this one.
The envelopes are part of an exhibition I got to see a while ago. Curated by Julia Donaldson (if you have small people in your life you’ll be familiar with her work), it’s a collection of some of the illustrations from her books.
Variety, humour, colour, pathos, love; all captured wonderfully. I can’t do them justice.
When I was there, there were a few toddlers sitting on floor cushions playing with the books while their grown ups admired the pictures on the walls. You may agree that they had the right idea.
I enjoyed the illustrations, but the exhibition made me want to read the books; not even I would attempt to wrest them off the small people.
Authors and illustrators in collaboration; the product is greater than its component parts.