Debra's comment sent me surfing again to try and solve the mystery of the envelope's blue insides. The preference for blue is still a puzzle but I did find this site where the image of your choice, even your portrait, can be repeatedly morphed into an envelope security screen. Is this the ultimate in megalomania? You thought having your Christmas card printed was posh? You ain't seen nothing yet!
I guess it's a bit of the old Chuck Close syndrome. Reads one way close to and quite another from way back. Any of us who make visual art will have had to come to grips with this one. My father-in-law drives me mad because he always knows better than I do and passes on his wisdom prefixed by the words.....I'll just give you a wee tip. So gentle reader, in the spirit of FiL, I'll just give you a wee tip to help you see how your work in progress is going to read. Get one of those door spy hole things and look at your master piece as if you were checking to see who the bad boy outside was. Gives a great illusion of viewing your work from a distance and you know instantly what needs to be done.
If your neighbour gets tired of you calling her up and asking her to stand across the hall clutching your latest UFO to her bosom, you could always nip down the hardwear store and buy a new door spyhole to keep in your pencil case specifically for solitary art viewing purpose.
Good way to get to know your neighbours though.