IAMPETH 2017, Louisville

  1. A few pieces from ‘Adventures in Creativity’ with Barbara Close

I’m trying to get back into doing Calligraphy more often. I used an old nib with a different ink and it blobs too easily. Ugh. Dr. Ph Martin’s Bleedproof white to the rescue! Also, messing around with watercolor.

Iris in watercolor

Iris

I’m also working more with my brush lettering.

Brush lettering

Brush Lettering

For the Birds…

Beth Bird
I love making the envelopes for letters look artistic and creative. These are birds I’ve been doing lately with zen-like designs.

Ellie

KristenFran (2)

 

Calligraphy on a cup!

These photos show the steps I used to create this cup for my ‘secret pal’ in my Guild. I used Sharpie oil based pens in primary colors to stipple around the letters and inside the image of the pen. After it dried I carefully removed the paper and then baked the cup at 350 for 30-45 min.

Monogram

Monogram

This is a monogram in progress for my niece’s wedding next year. This is a variation of Spencerian Ladies Hand and my creation from what they wanted. Copper ink on blue paper.

Wedding Book

Bemba

From my daughter’s wedding book. She used these names on the tables to tie in some of her husband’s culture. Bemba is the largest tribal language spoken in Zambia where my son-in-law is from.  She wanted me to letter some of the pages in her wedding book with different parts from the wedding ceremony and reception.

Calligraphy Wedding Envelopes

Smyth wedding

My latest calligraphy job. Lettering done in Spencerian Ladies Hand with Sumi ink, a Nikko G nib and a Yoke Pen Co. pen holder.