Saturday, June 17, 2017

Painting Effects

Photo I took in France. Filters were applied in Photoshop for an oil painting effect. Fun!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Fun little booklet, made from stuff that would have been trash

A fun little booklet which Lise Orwig demoed at retreat. We constructed them using business-reply envelopes. I glued-on my own practice paper as the cover,  and cut out some leaves from Syeda Ullah's demo to collage on top.

Inside, there are small pockets, which we stuffed with little mementos of our time at retreat.  Very  fun!

                             Front and back

Retreat flowers

I brought these home after the Society for Calligraphy annual Memorial Day retreat. Peonies usually grace my table there, but since I also demoed painting simple watercolor roses, I added a bunch of those to be models for the participants. This bunch lasted an amazing amount of time. The roses finally had to be discarded earlier this week--the peonies had to be tossed a few days earlier.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Envelope with roses

Practicing my flower painting--envelopes are a great place--rather than toss the practice sheets, they cheer someone's day.

Monday, April 10, 2017


Mixed-media piece created in class with Rebecca Wild at our Letters California-Style conference in February. Graphite script, acrylic background, Pan Pastels, colored pencils. I plan to use these techniques, often!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

July Brush-Pen Lettering Class

Back by request: Pointed Pen Brush Script series in Chino Hills, CA.  This time, we'll cover both the traditional and modern versions. During the third session, we'll learn to incorporate a few watercolor flowers onto envelopes or other work. 

Friday, April 7, 2017

Brush-lettered Envelope

Sample envelope created for brush-lettering class that I taught in January.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Morning Pages

Composition book, covered with collage, gessoed, then drawn and watercolored. Lettering with brush marker.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Artwork for class flier

This was created late last year, for a class flier. This coming Sunday, I'm teaching Capitals at Art Lounge on 101, in Encinitas. All are welcome, particularly beginners to brush-pen script!

Saturday, March 11, 2017