Of all the oddities that I’ve experienced in 2020, some of the most surprising have been the paths this COVID Card project have led me down. In 2019, the idea of becoming fascinated with the postal service would have been absurd to me.
While “going down the rabbit hole” usually gets a bad rap, there can be a lot to learn in rabbit holes. My latest fascination is with the history of holiday cards (don’t worry, I’ll get back to muralists and I have a new book on postal history). Around Thanksgiving, this branch of the rabbit hole led me to the discovery of the book Handmade Holiday Cards from 20th Century Artists by Mary Savig.
Today’s card was inspired by one of the cards in the book: Janet LaSalle’s card for Kathleen Blackshear.