Llyod Reynolds, a renowned American calligrapher and professor developed the idea of Weathergrams as a fun way for his students to practice calligraphy.
He was inspired by the Japanese tradition of attaching paper prayer slips to branches of trees and then leaving them to weather in the elements.
He said that Weathergrams should be hung outside where the touch of wind, rain, sun or ice leaves the graphic qualities of a faded leaf and starts the Weathergrams journey back to nature.
Reynolds had specific instructions for constructing his Weathergrams.
In this collaboration with Carol and Sue we have adapted Reynolds idea of Weathergrams trying to keep to the spirit of his original idea while writing quotes and words that appealed to us personally on recycled tea bags.
We made over 100 Weathergrams altogether!