Thursday, July 15, 2010

Lettering in my jornal


It's been a few years since I retired as a freelance calligrapher. I really haven't done any lettering since. Suddenly-this was what I wanted to do. I have to keep reminding myself that it's my journal and I can put what I want on the pages. That is such a comforting thought. Yes, onward to combine lettering and drawing. It may happen.

If nothing else, I've enjoyed going through my old collection of quotes. My students were always encouraged to keep a file of special sayings. Then, when you want to practice-you have something to write. When I first started lettering, I would sit in the garage with the door up so that I could keep an eye on the kids as they played. At that time I would letter the name of each child in the neighborhood. Dang, the kids are all grown up.

18 comments:

bettyfromtexas said...

What a beautiful thing! Your calligraphy is exquisite!

Shirley said...

Beautiful. What talent and potential for your journal.

Vicki Holdwick said...

I absolutely love calligraphy and wish I knew how to do it.

I also love the sayings. Kids are very perceptive aren't they?

xoxo

Alex said...

Beautiful writing! I was at the artshop today and I saw a whole bunch of calligraphy instruments....I was so tempted to get them =)

Dan Kent said...

Wow - great letters!

Mary said...

Years ago I took evening classes in calligraphy but was never any good at it, unlike you - this is just beautiful!

nanke's stuff said...

This is just lovely (and I love what you chose to write). Oh how I wish I could do it. I've tried, but being left-handed makes it almost impossible for me. Any suggestions? nancy

Quilt Knit said...

This is lovely! I really like it. It is inspiring for me.
Sherrie Roberts

Janene said...

Your calligraphy is beautiful, it will add a lot to your journal pages when combined with sketches.

Sandra said...

Nancy, One of my first calligraphy teachers was left handed. I told my lefties that they could hold the paper any direction that they wanted. You just need to get the 45 degree angle when using the broad edged pens. The text of this page was done with a monoline pen. I happened to use a Pitt "F" for this page. The page was held vertically. Go for it!

raena said...

A whistle escaped me when I saw this! Wow! Fantastic! No reason I can think of for keeping this out of your sketchbook!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

It's good to know that the hand remembers.
I used to teach "beginning" calligraphy at the community college, and was almost always there when the Dallas Guild had visiting workshop leaders. Your drawn letters are great (I really like the double-line pens and markers.. but I tend to cut corners as much as possible.)
Happy lettering.

marancat said...

You are so talented - multi-talented, I should say! Beautiful lettering.

Sasa said...

Beautiful! I wish I were able to do the same.

john.p said...

Beautiful example of tying a wonderful thought and an attractive hand lettering style! Feels nice when you can tie it all together, doesn't it?

rrARTz said...

this is sooo beautiful!!!!!!

Lesley Purcell said...

This is a great start to your journal... your calligraphy work is beautiful!

Marie Plocharz said...

Lovely calligraphy, you are very talented.