Today the Louisiana commission found its way to the lovely young woman it belongs to, and I was left thinking about my Kickstarter project for The Glory Days of Aimée Bonnard. The image of the magnolia I painted on the Louisiana watercolor stuck with me, and I envisioned something similar, something beautiful, personal, and unique I could send to my backers. I realized I could send them hand-written letters from Aimée, written in her own voice, detailing episodes in her life that are not included in the book. Some of these letters could include watercolors or small prints. I could mail them from New Orleans when I go there in January.
Tomorrow I am going to consult with the most charming letter-writer I know. Some of y’all might guess who that is.