Tuesday, August 5, 2008

More work from the International Calligraphy Conference

I was trying to find some work from the Calligraphy Conference that had alphabets that were designed by the artist and this isn't really an alphabet but is gestural lettering with some smaller text. Many are getting away from the traditional work because the computor can do that now. One of the evening presenters I remember said, "what can we do to make people look at our work?" He was a graphic designer who said that!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Gathering in Saugatuck, Michigan

As soon as I got home from the Calligraphy Conference, we drove over to see Marsh and Emily in Grand Rapids. Took a drive to Saugatuck and we got someone to take our picture. It was a beautiful weekend. The night before we went to the Taste of Grand Rapids for supper. I couldn't believe I still had any energy after the week before!

Book from Jean Formo's class

This is the cover of my book that has a hand sewn binding and many handpainted pages ready for some journaling.

Book class

One of the pages in my journal book where we cut some strips and then slots to push the strip through! And the cut out window on the lefthas the page beneath showing through. Now ready to start journaling on the many pages!

Calligraphy Conference in Naperville

The books we made in Jean Formo's class. They all have hand sewn bindings and hand painted pages. We used mainly a dye based watercolor paint in beautiful colors!