Monday, November 19, 2012

Our summer sketch class puts out a calendar every year with illustrations from our summer class -we meet every Thursday at a different location and work in pen and ink, pencil or watercolor.
Yesterday was the Art Show there and we had out calendars completed for sale- $7.00 each.  Check out the web site for more info-
 At the Morton Arboretum our West Side Calligraphy Study Group is decorating three Christmas trees for the second year.  We worked on a garland of triangles with letters on them gluing them to string.  I had to leave early, so didn't get many more photos, but I want to go again and see it all completed!
 One of the ornaments have a place for square papers that some of the artists put letters or words on!!  Joyce's -just beautiful!

Monday, November 12, 2012

New paintings and collages.  In April's collage class, we used coffee to paint or stain the papers which made a nice brown color.  I still need to add a quote along the left side of the collage.  I have several collages that I want to add lettering -when to get the time!!
Here's the other reason I've been busy!! Grandson Everett is one year old!

Our Chicago Calligraphy West Side study group made ornaments last year for the Morton Arboretum and got together to make new ones.  They are origami butterflies and little star shaped ornaments and others! Daughter Mandy came with me and had a good time and she loved the butterflies!  Sorry forgot to turn the photos!
Wow, just got reminded that I haven't done a thing on my blog!!  I flew to Asheville to meet my sisters after my Mom fell.  We got her into an assisted living apartment.  She's almost ninety five and doing so well for her age!