Newstalk ZB "Total Recall"
THE LOST ART OF LETTER WRITING
Radio hosts Sam Bloore and Jax van Buuren from 'Total Recall' on Newstalk ZB in New Zealand interview Naomi Bulger about the idea of writing letters in the post-digital age, and what we might have to gain from keeping this practise alive.
Good magazine NZ
Penned with love
"Handwritten letters have the power to become, over time, the blueprints of a person. Reading a letter from your childhood is like uncovering the architect’s plans for your now century-old house. You shake off the dust, carefully smooth the creases from the fragile paper, and as you read you can recreate, in your mind, the beginning. Likewise, rereading a letter from someone loved and lost can bring a piece of them back to life, knitting their thoughts, joys, hopes and challenges into flesh and bone with every silly story told, with every characteristic flourish of the letter ‘r’, or each ‘i’ dotted with a heart." (From Good Magazine NZ)
Blog of the month
Meet the snail mail expert
"Those of you who have tucked into our jam-packed postal issue of Creativity magazine may have spied our delightful blog of the month, Naomi Loves. The inspirational site is run by Naomi Bulger, in amongst her busy life as a journalist, author, illustrator and mother. With a novella about snail mail under her sleeve, a plethora of beautiful mail art on her blog, and an upcoming book about the snail mail revolution, her passion for post is evident. We sat down to discuss crazy ides and writing letters..."
Oh Mabel Blog
The beauty of letter-writing
"Naomi's special gift to this world is her love of letter writing and her oh-so-sweet artworks that adorn her 'snail mail' envelopes. I received one of Naomi's handmade creations after seeing a very kind call out for recipients on Instagram and it took me DAYS to open as I put aside a little time each day to draw out only one element of her special package and to admire the care and attention in each detail. Receiving such a heartfelt letter made me realise how special that personal connection is. Especially in a day where communication is often quick and to the point..."
The Weekly Review
Mum's the word: Meet the Melbourne mummy bloggers making waves
"Naomi Bulger has blogged as Naomi Loves since 2011, but last year she decided to change her kids’ names online. 'Now they won’t have their own digital identity already set for them before they can do that for themselves.' These bloggers eschew the notion of the perfect modern mum, although Naomi says she is interested in sharing the good bits of parenting. 'The horror stories exist, of course, but people can forget to share the joy, the amazing astounding life-changing beauty of being a parent.'..."