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November 30, 2004

Deaf art and greeting cards

From: Deaf Artists of VirtualO - Nov 30, 2004

Dear friend,
We invite you to visit our website of greeting cards made by Deaf artists at VirtualO, based in Hyderabad, India, is a young, dynamic, and socially conscious company founded by Deaf individuals. We started out as a small experiment in 2001 with one Deaf employee. We have have grown slowly but steadily over the last three years and now are able to offer employment to a number of Deaf people. Our vision is to develop over the years into one of the best for-profit companies that is dedicated to employing and supporting so-called "differently-abled" people all over the world.

On our website, we have on display a selection of bright and colorful cards reproduced from some of the spectacular paintings our Deaf artists have made using marbling techniques. 17th century Deccani form of painting in India used marbling, which is also an ancient Japanese technique called Suminagashi. While these older traditions typically used water colors, artists at VirtualO do marbling with oils to create paintings that can almost never be replicated. Marbling is not common in contemporary art, and oil-based marbling is even more rare because it is difficult to control the flows and patterns of color. These unique designs range from themes such as "Harmony" and "The Healing Spirit" to "At the Women's Meet" and "Playtime".

We have several ordering options based on whether you want to buy outside or in India. We also have a new service, through which we can mail cards on your behalf to your friends in India. We welcome you to explore our website.

Our high-quality cards are printed in presses that have won international awards, and we are confident of meeting speedy delivery deadlines. At you can choose your designs and order online using our secure payment option. We accept orders and deliver cards to all locations. We are also able to undertake corporate orders including message and logo imprinting.

We look forward to seeing you at our website.

Thank you.
With best wishes, S. Chandramouli (Deaf artist and Manager)
The Deaf artists of VirtualO (Deaf Creation From India)

P.S. We will be grateful if you can forward this email invitation to your friends and family.