It's never too late to go too far....Carl Rohrs
I'm in a calligraphy workshop all weekend with Carl Rohrs, a guy who does exquisite work and refers to himself as a sign painter. He doesn't draw lines, he doesn't mix gouache. The consensus of the entire class was we wanted to be his girlfriend when he told us (and showed slides) he made his girlfriend a card every month -- OH were we jealous. All works of art. Literally.
BTW: The "taking it too far" statement was about decorating letters, not making works of art for lovers . . . . .or was it?