Saturday, August 20, 2011

Happy Cards






lollipop candy cards and Yves Saint-Laurent postcard.

I’ve received a postcard which my brother sent me from the Mojorelle Garden in Morocco the other day.
The Mojorelle Garden is a botanical garden in Marrakech, Morroco. It was designed by French painter Jacques Mojorelle in 1924 and it has been owned by Yves Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé since 1980. (Now Saint-Laurent's ashes are resting in this garden.)
I’ve never known about this garden, but when I checked the photos of the garden, it gave me a cool impression of cobalt blue and then it became one of the places I’d like to visit.

Whether my brother knew that I like Yves Saint-Laurent or mare a coincidence, the card had a reproduced design of Saint-Laurent’s hand-drawn cards he used to send to his loved ones every year. My brother chose the design of the year I born.
It had a pretty hand-written word LOVE which was the theme of the card and the bird couple.

Yesterday, I’ve got a thank-you card and photos from the dancers I made the costumes for their performance last month.
The card was a shape of colourful lollipops and there were 6 lollipops bundled together with a bow. On the back of the lollipops, there were messages from each dancer.
I was cheered up by them because I’ve never seen such cute cards and also I was so moved by their consideration.

I myself also had sent summer greetings to my friends. I realised again that the hand written cards and letters have something special compare to E-mails.
I’d like to keep being a good correspondent.

Mojorelle Garden 

Friday, August 12, 2011



Summer has been doing its job well. How's everyone doing in this hot weather?
Summer is a hard season for me.
Few of my favorite things in summer are cool evening breeze, summer fruits such as water melon and Japanese peach, and reading under the shade of the tree.
But when I was making a card for seasons greetings (as we have the custom to send greeting cards or letters in summer in Japan), I felt like going for swim.