Davie Mark, in charge of Public Relations for the Society for Calligraphy, started our Teen Calligraphy Program. He set up after-school calligraphy classes at several schools. Beverly Womack helped out early on. This year, I took over at Buena Park High School, so David could teach at Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights.
Inside Edition filmed the Buena Park class: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyJhBGAb2yA, in conjunction with the Meghan Markle festivities, since Meghan Markle was a calligrapher before she got her job acting on Suits.
Tuesday, May 22, 2018
Saturday, May 19, 2018
I scanned and layered the apple, digitally, with found photos--the apple tree was digitally manipulated for a more painterly look. After printing, the postcard edges were rubbed with a red stamp pad.
Now to find time to write and send these! I'm SO far behind on correspondence these days.
Friday, May 18, 2018
I also picked up a similar design in Friesland--a bird house, and a similar little house, a little more colorful, picked up in Italy, when I purchased Rembrandt soft pastels. It would have been cheaper to buy those pastels in the U.S., but I wanted that little house!
This design features a digitally manipulated photo of those little houses. The Dutch neighborhoods have different colored pavements, one indicates a pedestrian walkway and the other is for bicycles. Pedestrian beware if you get in the way of those bicycles! The route I took to work took shortcuts that bypassed auto traffic. It even had a round-about strictly for bicycles! On semi-dark mornings, the police would stake that out and give tickets for not having a light on the bike. My coworker and I didn't have a light--people would warn us and we'd get off and walk.
The skies in the Netherlands weren't always this blue-they had lots of clouds, and often rain or light snow.
Sunday, May 6, 2018
Image collaged from magazine clippings, then manipulated in Photoshop. Handlettering is simply a caption for online posting. The postcard itself doesn't include hand-lettering--I didn't want to make it any busier.I'm practicing italic--I've been busy with the pointed pen and brush for awhile and haven't spent enough time with italic, one of my very favorite hands. I'm working to remedy that, now.