Clearly this is not calligraphy, but sewing has been a favorite activity since I designed clothing for my Barbie doll. This 36″ baby quilt I sewed is soft as can be.
Sewing strips of a specially made bias cotton tape results in lines of soft fuzz after washing. So easy to do. Don’t you love the result? At market we saw darling pillows, quilts, textured wall hangings, scarves and other wearables.
Watch for more sewing arts projects as I will be teaching this and other innovative art classes at Donna Sandidge’s Fabric & Fiber Shop in Springfield, TN.
In under 24 hours I received a TREASURE MAP and lettered this imaginative invitation on the back. What a memorable way to ANCHOR a PIRATE to SHIP out, and not BOTTLE up a dream in a BOX!
What a delight to write in the centuries old Copperplate hand! It speaks such elegance and beauty, don’t you think? It is my favorite hand because it feels like dancing across the paper………pressure on the down stroke, pause, …lift slightly,… no pressure at all on the upstroke. Pause at the top, …begin downward movement with gradually increasing pressure. Stop if a straight tip is needed, or lighten up and round the descender tail as the stroke flows effortlessly upward. Continue, adding flourishes as they fit the spaces, ….Dance, Pen, dance!
Julian Waters returned to Saint Louis to teach our guild a workshop in Blackletter.
Generally when I teach a class it is all about the students, and any demonstrations of technique are merely sample pieces.
By adding time after class I was able to construct items for my home.
This leaf plaque has my house number deeply engraved. How funny that a slight change to a single digit matches our Tennessee apartment number!
I am very eager to glaze a large hand-built flower-pot because my coleus plant has sprawled into a candelabrum shape and await its new pot.
Carol writing italic
Guild members in Crestwood Court Art Space.
Saint Louis Calligraphy Guild members welcomed logo and font designer Julian Waters for a weekend of italic exploration. A Friday night lecture introduced us to much of Julian’s extensive portfolio of hand lettered calligraphic art.
Two full days of instruction in improving our italic hands followed.
Technology allowed us to see minute twists of his pen on a large screen display as Julian Waters demonstrated his calligraphic skill.