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.

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Ready for Magic

I'm working on a final project for this fall term calligraphy class with Carol DuBosch. We learned Bookhand, simple Roman Caps and Bone. I really like the pen manipulation with Bone. I wrote a poem four years ago entitled A Childhood Myth and used this text for my project. Recently, I read Elizabeth Gilbert's book Big Magic which inspired me to take a line from the poem for a card- "ready for magic".  Here's the poem hand lettered in Bookhand with an Uncial title. The holiday season tells of dreams and childhood memories.