Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Celebrating Summer Solstice with Weather Grams

Yesterday, I hung my weather grams in the lilac tree in the front yard. It's a wonderful ritual to share with my calligraphy friends. We've done this for five years now, four seasons a year. Each one is special and makes me think of the scribe who wrote it.

Thank you dear friends.

Friday, June 3, 2016

Immigration Activist Scribe

For our final class project, we became activist scribes. I chose immigration as my theme because I feel passionately about the subject and it's meaning to our country. My grandfather immigrated to the US from Sweden. My inspiration for the format of my artwork came from the Vision Quilt  about preventing gun violence. My focus combined Lady Liberty and the Virgin of Guadalupe to welcome immigrants to our shores and across our borders.

 The Neuland lettering of Emma Lazarus' poem is made of fabric.

Four quotes on immigration surround her.
Nihil humamum a me alienum puto.  Nothing human is alien to me. Terrence, Roman poet
This was the slogan of the Immigration and Naturalization Service from 1933-2003.

George Washington said, "I had always hoped that this land might become a safe and agreeable asylum to the virtuous and persecuted of mankind to whatever nation they belong."

"Remember always, that all of us, you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionaries." Franklin D. Roosevelt

John F. Kennedy said, "Everywhere immigrants have enriched and strengthened the fabric of  American life."

The banner  promotes "A World Without Borders".