Time flies as they say. Each weekend since my last post I planned on an update here but I got busy or lazy (yes, one extreme or the other) and here we are over a month since my last update!.
At any rate, I had three “rush” calligraphy jobs. So rushed that I didn’t even spend the time to take a picture! One, a lovely letter (re-written by me in script) to be framed for a gift. Got me thinking about the latest demise of handwriting in schools. The letter was a lovely “thank you” to a past professor from a student. It came to her as an email. Tough to think about a printed out email making it into a frame. So, great opportunity to demonstrate the power of personal, hand-written letters. Sad to think of less and less of them in everyone’s future.
Also, created some placecards for a St. Patrick’s day party for a long-time client. She is a serial hostess and I’ve been enabling her for years and years through tea-parties, cookie exchanges, weddings, brunches, etc. They were lovely little cards written in gold Uncial-ish letters with a small shamrock in the corner.
Created some envelopes – just remembered – I DID manage to get a photo last minute before they picked them up! White script on heavy craft paper.
These were super-rush and I almost didn’t do them – but I was in love with the idea of the white on craft – even though I knew it would be tedious. Getting the right consistency for good flow and good coverage is a challenge. I’m sure I didn’t charge enough for the time – but I really enjoyed doing them. It was the bride’s idea to have the zip-codes spread out – which I’ve often seen but sometimes forget as an option. I like the look – makes for an interesting composition for such a simple thing as an address.
Finally, I managed to update my Letter A Week commitment. To refresh, go to ALAW 2013 and see what we’ve been up to. We are accepting the task of creating a “Peace” alphabet for the first 26 weeks of 2013 and a yet to be decided (for me) alphabet the remaining 26 weeks. Some really interesting things are going on.
As I was working, I noticed some interesting compositions happening on my cutting board…
I also managed to create a few backgrounds for some future work. This is the real “play”. Messy, fun and not quite sure where it will lead! Have a great week and spend some time creating!