Sunday, October 23, 2011
FUEL has won the Jaffe Collection's Purchase Prize! I'm proud, but I will miss having it around for my drawing students...it's made with Canson charcoal paper and Graphite pour paper, which all my graphite students make in my drawing letters class. It's a diamond burrito book in a hard cover; to see how this book is made, go to Youtube and search for "diamond burrito book".
Thursday, September 1, 2011
They brought me back to Martin County again to conduct workshops in several libraries this summer...two in one day! In one branch I had 38 participants, including the moms and dads! Whew! But we ended up having a blast, and the two hour format meant we had time to write stories in our books (even tho some were "dictated" to a parent). And, of course, they were amusing, sweet and heartfelt.
Now I just need to find libraries that will have me give workshops that are closer to home! Because this is what I love to do...
Son Number One did graduate this year! I forced myself to do a formal italic for his announcment, which I worked on last year in the Sheila Water's workshop and invented a border in photoshop with a "snakes and sticks" motif, a reference to his history as a reptile lover and his drum playing...it took a while, but we are proud of his accomplishments!
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
One of my students in Melbourne, Australia - Patricia Barth - sent me a piece she recently did using graphite. This is not her comfort zone (her profession is calligraphic family trees) but she, like many other australian calligraphers, tries to continue studying what she has learned after the travelling "tutor" goes home. This quote caught her eye due to a friend having some financial problems.
BTW, I welcome any student work inspired by my classes, I'd love to see what your are doing!
Monday, July 18, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
I was so privileged to teach in Melbourne, Australia this June/July for an exceptionally well-trained and dedicated group of calligraphers...apparently the craft of handlettering is alive and well in the Southern Hemisphere! To my students: any other pictures you may have are welcome...I never manage to take enough!
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Another guts to final story...this is a box created for the show in North Carolina called Work for a Just Peace...and the Neuland in the little opening say: Take Peace, Just Peace...I build these boxes and frames out of basla wood...something I can work with without a lot of power tools!
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Furiously working on some new pieces for my show at Indigo, opening next Saturday...decided to redo a couple boxes that either have never been purchased, or that I didn't really like that much...now I'm marrying my piece "Wear on the Outside What You Feel on the Inside" with "Take Peace" from the Pastiche 2 show and making an all purple piece!
Here is a cartoon strip of that process...it was harder than I thought it would be..turns out, I make very strong boxes! Watch for for the finished piece soon!
Here are my improvisations with Big Wet Kisses (downloadable as rubber stamps, or "brushes" from Brusheezy.com) I didn't receive any from anyone I e-mail a valentine to...so I guess I haven't uncovered the Photoshop Artists on my list! When I can teach Photoshop to artists, maybe I can garner some student work!
Saturday, February 5, 2011
It's February! You know what that means! The Valentine Lady will strike again...this time with my Big West Kisses...for you photoshop geeks, they are available as downloadable brushes on Brusheezy...and for those calligraphers who are not using photoshop yet, you are missing a world of fun!