April 6th, 2008
These beautiful alphabet cards were made by Ida Pearle. There was a flurry of activity on the designy crafty blogs a while back when this set of cards came out. And every time I saw pictures of her work I got excited because I knew someone who knew her. Sadly, when picking up and washing up is most of your day this is as exciting as it gets. So you can imagine how thrilling it was when the artist herself came to my house. She (and our mutual friend, hi bill) ventured deep into the midwest just for a visit. We had a very nice time in spite of the ridiculous amount of snow and then rain and hail and then more snow. And I’m happy to say miss Ida Pearle is a kind and generous person as well as a talented artist. She uses paper with the most amazing patterns in her collages. And though I don’t really know how to talk about art, I know that hers is very much alive. So go to her website and look at all her beautiful pictures.