Wednesday, February 23, 2011

More Blue and Pink Love Book

Here are some images from the Pink and Blue Love Book. I lettered the whole discourse about love by Leo Buscaglia. My lettering does not look as beautiful as usual because it is much more difficult to letter in a book once it has been bound but it looks good with some text in it. Most of the pages were torn and deconstructed in some way, making for some unusual pages. It was a very fun project.


This is a picture of my morning class that I took on Monday, taught by instructor, Debbie West, at A Place in Time in Kailua, HI.
This is a new technique for me. We worked on a piece of cardboard and added layers of cardboard swirls, gears, keys, screen, ball chain, etc. Then two layers of silver foil went over the cardboard, one in each direction. After that I burnished all the layers to bring out the texture of each piece. Then I painted black acrylic over the whole piece and waited for that to dry. Then the sanding part to bring out the highlights of the silver. After the sanding process, gears, brads that resembled screw heads, a bottle cap and crystals were added for extra "bling!" Called Steampunk it was something very different than anything I had ever done. I added the calligraphy square today, just because I have to have my lettering on everything. (:

More pictures of the finished blue and pink journal to come. Have a happy, creating day everyone!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

One Sheet Book Class

Yesterday I was fortunate to take an all day workshop at A Place in Time in Kailua, Hawaii. My afternoon class was taught by visiting book artist, Pam Yee. This little book was made out of one parent sheet of paper, painted on both sides by Pam. Even thought I struggled with the stitching, it was a great little book to make. I can't wait to fill it with drawing and lettering.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Psalm 1

Reading my way through the Bible, just arrived in Psalms today and have always loved Psalm 1. I want to be that planted tree! Have a great weekend.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Addition to Yesterdays Post

Actually the Calligraphic project was a 2x2x2x2 but for the life of me I could not remember the other 2. So now I do.

2 Languages
2 hands
2 different colors
2 different sizes

Want to take the challenge???

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

This was a 2x2x2 suggestion from my Calligraphic Guild in Spokane, Washington. That is, 2 different hands, 2 different colors, 2 different sizes of lettering. My "go-to" hands are Italic, Bookhand or Foundational and Uncial. However this piece just cried out for Copperplate. I love it but I am not always comfortable using it. I don't practice it enough. Nevertheless, I tackled this sheet and had multiple tries of the copperplate. The foundational hand was whipped out immeditately but not so the other lettering. Still it was a fun project and I enjoyed doing it. I hope you will enjoy it too and have a wonderful, love filled Valentine's Day!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Hope for the Heart

I am starting to work on my calendar for 2011. I loved this saying and thought it was appropriate for Valentine's Day. Have a great weekend! xoxoxox

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hope with feathers

I am starting to work on my calendar for 2012. The theme is hope. I think the word should have been sings, sorry! Always a great thing to have hope, hope for the future, hope for peace. Peace to you today.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Making Cards

I made these cards yesterday for a Cancer Boutique store in Spokane, Washington. I guess I was in a flower mode because most of them had flowers of one kind or another. I hope they are a source of cheer and peace.