TIL that asemic writing is what you call it when something looks all loopy and organized like handwriting, but it doesn't actually say anything. From a Greek word meaning "signless." It's related to a psychiatric disorder called asemia in which a person cannot understand or express any signs or symbols. In the world of art, it's usually related to abstract calligraphy-style markings that the viewer can attach his or her own meaning to, as in this great postcard I got from a blog reader yesterday:
(By the way, in case you are not as incredibly hip as I am -- HA -- "TIL" is a piece of Internet slang that means "Today I learned..." So now maybe you have learned TWO things today!!)
Here's the front of the postcard, where the sender used my recent envelope style to address the postcard:
In my book, this amounts to fan mail, and I LOVE IT. Thanks so much, Andrea! You really made my day!