Friday, February 5, 2016

Finished Painting Inspired by Sandrine Pelissier

Last week, I started playing with Sandrine Pelissier's  mixed media techniques. Here's the final painting. It includes acrylic paints, inks and collage elements. I like adding line with the ink and pointed pen. My next painting will be more open- with more negative space and line drawings.

Friday, January 29, 2016

Playing with Sandrine Pelissier's Mixed Media Paintimg Techniques

Ever since I saw Lenall Siebenaler's floral paintings from her Sandrine Pelissier online class, I've wanted to create paintings with these techniques. Here's my first attempt, now to add more color and ink drawings.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Nick Bantock Composition Exercise

Yesterday, friends gathered to play with an exercise from Nick Bantock's book The Trickster's Hat - a mischievous apprenticeship in creativity. We chose to work with exercise eight- composition.  These almost look like eye charts. At first, I wasn't too keen on doing this, one letter glued to a 6x6 inch paper. I actually enjoyed the exercise and see possibilities for combining calligraphic hand made letters with varieties of type set letters.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Creating Beauty and Restoring Soul

Monday, January 11, 2016

Stitched Journal

It's great to start the New Year with a finished journal. Robin Olsen taught our art group how she makes her hand stitched journals. We used fabric scraps and Kantha stitch variations with different colors of embroidery thread. This may be my next travel journal.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

2015 Calligraphy Book Exchange Video

Happy New Year! May 2016 bring you many blessings and a year full of friendship, creativity, good health and adventure.

Yesterday, I received a video from Shelby showing her 2015 calligraphy book that resulted from exchanging pages with her, myself and Jan Kruger. I posted some of my pages earlier in the year.

Enjoy the video-

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Bring in the Light, Happy Winter Solstice

Calligraphy friends exchanged winter solstice weather grams this week. Before hanging them in the tree outside, I thought I'd share them with you.

Being part Scandinavian, I enjoyed this link about Winter Solstice and  Mother Christmas.