Last weekend I was fortunate to attend a workshop on the David Jones script. We were lucky enough to have Gemma Black as our tutor. I have often admired work from a number of calligraphers including Ann Hechle and Irene Wellington. I didn't seem to manage to finish much but I did make small boxes out of some of them.
This is my first real attempt at putting together a number of layers of calligraphy, mixed media and art in one piece of work. It has been an interesting exercise. It requires a more adventurous spirit than I have had up to now. I am tentatively pleased with the outcome.
In the end I managed to get three exhibition pieces ready in time. The theme was celebration and although it wasn't mandatory to use this theme it gave me some parameters to work with. I was very happy to use two pieces of marbling I had produced a couple of years ago. Sometimes it is very hard to use beautiful pieces of paper and I have been making a real effort to do so. I was fortunate enough to get the prize for the Best Theme Piece.
The 2016 Canberra Calligraphy Society exhibition will be held from the 14th of October to the 8th of November at Canberra Artworks in Townshend St in Phillip. This year the theme is celebration and I have managed to get 3 pieces finished.
This book by Erin Zamrzla has 28 projects that can be made from ordinary and re purposed materials. The book I choose to make is a simple accordion book which doubles as a bookmark and a place to jot notes as you read. It is absolutely perfect for books with numerous characters like Tolstoy's War and Peace. It is also very handy if you belong to a book club making reporting to the group very easy.
I have used eco-prints as a decorative feature.