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.
It is past the time when I should have my ALAW contribution published on the A Letter A Week 2014 Blog. I was hoping that this year I would make a start on time but unfortunately that didn't happen.
Despite that I'm sure that I will have as much fun contributing to and reading about the ALAW blog as I did last year.
But now that I have started, I am continuing my love affair with leaf mono prints. I have used them for large and small calligraphic works including illuminated letters. I have also used them for the covers of hand bound books and for greetings cards. Now I have incorporated them into my contribution to ALAW.
The only problem I had was in photographing the letters. The graphite keep turning to a sliver in the photo.
The letters (with thanks to the expert tutoring of Gemma Black at a workshop many months ago) are hand drawn versals using graphite pencil.
Another great Canberra Calligraphy Society workshop with visiting tutor Gemma Black. This time it was Purely Pencils and as usual it was well paced and kept my interest for the entire workshop. We worked with an enormous variety of pencils supplied by Gemma. It gave us all the opportunity to try out many different pencils other than what we had already.
I found (what a surprise) that there were pencils I just HAD to have after trying out Gemma's Graphitints. In this blog I have included just a few of the exercises we did over the workshop.
And then, how lovely to have my name written in tiny versals on one of the left over scraps of vellum from the apology document. Thank you Gemma.