I think of myself as a photographer who writes, and I have a deep appreciation for the way creativity seeps into our lives, infusing us with vibrancy. It’s fascinating to me how many people have multiple creative interests and how those endeavors overlap and provide a scaffold for each other.
And then I signed up for her newsletter and this beautiful poem, titled Spectacle, arrived in my Inbox, all about the beauty of snow.
A few lines . . .
I couldn’t wait to shop my local Target for greeting cards with her artwork, Calm Waters, by Minted. I even found gold glittery washi tape and coordinating stickers to complete my stationery kit for holiday letter writing. I’m not much for ready-made Christmas cards, but I love to write merry letters to my pen pals, and I can’t wait to use these gorgeous cards. I am super picky about paper and printing and often find commercial cards to be of poor quality. I was pleasantly surprised by the cards from Minted. Naomi’s design of lapping waves is a thoughtful inspiration for the New Year and for every fresh-start, do-over, and rough patch we face.
The cards are so beautiful they’d be perfect framed for home decor, too.
Just because it feels good to share good things and support good people, I’m happy to introduce my friends and readers to Naomi Ernest.
It’s a pleasure to meet her and celebrate her work.