Thursday, September 27, 2012

One more piece- all done in pencil on several huge sheets of Fabriano Artistico paper pieced together.  This artist, Chris Laporte, from Grand Rapids, won Artprize two years ago.
We visited Artprize in Grand Rapids, Michigan last weekend and what an experience to see all kinds of artwork that had been submitted.  This piece, done by Scribes Six, calligraphers from Michigan, was a collaborative work done on full-sized deerskin vellum to emulate the way monks created manuscripts centuries ago.  Called The Power of Words, " it will last for centuries, just as a Book of Hours has remained exquisite since its creation in the 13th century".
I will post more photos of other works we also saw.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Two more pages from the Monica Dengo workshop.  The garden lettering is my favorite -hope to add to the pages to finish the book with maybe some quotes or words on the open areas of the pages.