Monday, May 2, 2011

Letters of Joy 2011

This weekend I was so fortunate to attend the 29th Annual "Letters of Joy" in Edmonds, Washington. I have not been able to go for the last 3 or 4 years. This small, but mighty, calligraphy conference is wonderful. They bring in renowned speakers and offer a whole day of classes with a catered lunch and vendors! Calligraphy shopping, yipee!!

The speaker this year was Pat Blair, chief calligrapher from the White house. She gave such a wonderful presentation with slides of examples of Calligraphy invitations dated clear back to Abraham Lincoln! I got to take three classes and reconnected with an old friend that I had not seen in over 20 years. Fabulous.

Here is a picture of my last book class. This is called an Australian Flat Piano Hinge Book and the best part about it is that you can take each page apart and write in it and then put it back in. It uses popsicle sticks for the hinge. Very ingenious design. Showing a picture here.

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