My stationery wardrobe, as they say, is in a state of dishevelment. It looks like the cast-offs from a thrift shop, to be honest. And I actually like to write notes. Why am I depriving myself of the pleasure of beautiful paper? My friend Caroline is the Queen of Notes; she is always dipping into stationery shops to buy something beautiful. I'm going to take a page from her Slow Love Life lessons, and order up something nice.
Meantime, the uber-talented artist and calligrapher Bernard Maisner is releasing a new image in his exquisite line. I am going to save up my money for a splurge--it is as much a gift to write on these notecards as it is to receive them in the mail. Even browsing through his website is delightful. He sent me this image of an elephant--and I know just who I'm buying this card for: two friends who are building what I'm calling the Elephant Pavilion in their garden.