It is very pleasant doing the washing up with the scent of hyacinths. It doesn't seem like a year has passed since my last post of hyacinths. This year I have white ones. How pretty they are and how lovely they smell.
I am still practicing Roman capitals. There has been some progress made. Slowly .... slowly.
I had the best time at my first Summer School in Winter. It was superbly run by the Victorian Calligraphy Society. So well organised. It was also lovely to meet up with other calligraphers for a whole week.
I was fortunate enough to be able to spend the week with my friend Ann. Many thanks to Ann for having me to stay and spoiling me rotten.
I spent the entire week with my favourite tutor, Olive Bull. We immersed ourselves in Romans. I would love to say that I am now GREAT at Roman lettering but sadly that is not the case.
We also learnt about the Golden Rule (for both Roman lettering and page layout.) When I got home I dug out a Bound and Lettered magazine from 2012 and made myself my own Fibonacci Gauge Pattern from matt board. It certainly makes measuring the Golden Rule proportions easier. The Golden Rule or the Golden Mean, or simply phi is the Greek term for the ratio of 1 to 1.618. Now I just need to work out how to use it to good effect!