Saturday, December 29, 2012

Prayer Flags for Sandy Hook

Yesterday, a group of art friends got together and created fifty prayer flags for Sandy Hook school children in Newtown CT.  Lieghanna Light started The Hope Flag Project.  You can check out her Facebook page about the project HERE.

It's a little something that we can do to offer hope and best wishes to this community in need.  There's still time to make some hope flags and send them to Lieghanna by January 2nd.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Happy Winter Solstice

Today, we welcome the Winter Solstice and the light.  My calligraphy class exchanged weather grams this week.  The rain stopped and we got a chance to hang them in the tree outside my studio

I like the act of writing a saying for the weather gram, putting pen to paper and sharing thoughts of the season.  This is the one that I created-

Here are the rest of the class weather grams-

Hope you're enjoying the holiday season with family and friends, too.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Bookhand and Gift Wrap

All year, I've studied and practiced calligraphy with my classes at the Multnomah Arts Center.  Our instructor suggested that we use our practice sheets as gift wrap.  I love this idea and everyone who receives a gift wrapped in this paper seems to really appreciate it.

Fall term, I took Humanist Bookhand.  For the final project, I made a card and some bookmarks with this French Proverb-

We also started to learn the Roman Capitals.  Oh how, I need to practice these letters!  I understand that it takes years to master the Imperial Latin alphabet.  I'll have lots more practice sheets for gift wrap.

I decided to practice the Uncial hand to create some Christmas gift wrap.  Here's a look at one practice sheet.

I'm exploring other ways to use my calligraphic skills and have started pinning images on my Pinterest boards.  Do you have any ideas?  All are welcome and thanks for sharing.