Celebration Community are the lovely people in Queanbeyan supporting my son. This is for them. It is a long time since I have done any gilding but it worked out just fine. The letter C is based on Folio 29 of the Grey FitzPayn Hours. The FitzPayn Hours is an illuminated book of hours produced in the English Midlands around 1300 to 1308.
Also during this year a workshop on Fabonacci was held by Gemma Black. What a great workshop. I made this card for my husband's birthday.
I have been interested in map illustrations for some time. This time I incorporated a gift voucher for my son-in-law for his birthday. Lots of fun.
Also during this year I did a wonderful workshop with Marina Soria. This time it was Empty Space Womb of Shape. This was a challenging workshop that I will go back to time and time again.
and this one built upon the idea of quilting.
Another project from 2020. A book featuring the Neuland script first learnt from Olive Bull. I had grand ideas of featuring different scripts learnt from different calligraphers. The second is a book from the workshop of Georgia Angelopoulos which I have yet to finish.
Also during the pandemic lockdown I sewed, seemingly non stop. This quilt has to have a backing. It did help to keep me sane during that time.
Back at the start of the Covid 19 pandemic the Canberra Calligraphy Society encouraged calligraphers to share their knowledge and expertise. Jenni Cole did a brilliant effort even to inventing a new type of weathergram just for Australia - Eucygrams! It was also at the time of the Black Lives Matter demonstrations around the world so I felt the need to incorporate my feelings even though the verse does not adhere strictly to weathergrams.
As a follow up to Marina's workshop 'Blossoms in Calligraphy' I 'wrote' the name of the recipient of an envelope exchange calligraphy on her envelope.
Last month the Canberra Calligraphy Society engaged the wonderful Marina Soria to conduct two workshops. The first was called Calligraphy in Blossoms where the participants were encouraged to invent an alphabet based on the Ikebana made earlier in the day. This was a challenge with ever practical me wondering if I would ever use the alphabet in 'real' life. Turns out that I have!
The second workshop was titled 'Weaving Words' where the use of a favourite textile was used to create calligraphy pieces. This was a very daunting thought and I don't think that I was alone when I thought that I just didn't 'get' it. The workshop was a challenge but very satisfying in the end.
Marina Soria was brilliant as a tutor. She helped me build the scaffold for what she wanted us to achieve and then said - go for it. I used a scarf that I had bought in Cornwall, England (bottom right hand corner) for my inspiration. My pieces were much smaller than others being approximately 9.15 cm x 12 cm.
The weaving in the second photo is made with a photocopy of the original and so the colours are not true to life.
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