Thursday, May 26, 2022

ECS Envelope Exchange - May 2022 - Margret


ECS Envelope Exchange - May 2022 - Margret. And this is the 2nd envelope for the Edmonton Calligraphy Society exchange. Created it with using the decorated lettering from Cheryl Tefft's demo. Card was anothe one created during the Whimsical Starts Workshop.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Workshop Week 2022 - Card - Hope Is The Feather

I signed up for the Workshop Week 2022 hosted by Becca Courtice on ZOOM
This artwork was taught by Helen Colebrook "Doodles For Bullet Journals". Needless to say I didn't use it in a bullet journal BIG GRIN.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

ECS Envelope Exchange - May 2022


ECS Envelope Exchange - May 2022. I thought I'd play with decorated letters I created eons ago... I used to love creating them and not sure why I've taken so long to get back to it... The card was made during the Whimsical Starts Workshop this past month.

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Workshop Week 2022 - Card - When In Doubt

Workshop Week 2022 - Card - When In Doubt. I signed up for the FREE Workshop Week 2022 (5 days of art stuff) hosted by Becca Courtice and I bought the VAULT... and I continue to be very happy...

The 2nd exercise I created was with Haley Barry learning composition. I like this look. I attached it to a red card base.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Workshop Week 2022 - Card - Create Your Own Rainbow


I signed up for the FREE Workshop Week 2022 (5 days of art stuff) hosted by Becca Courtice and I bought the VAULT... So far I'm very happy...

The 1st exercise I created was with Gadis Mutiara creating this rainbow piece which I attached to a card base. This way it can be gifted to someone...

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Misc Lettering Challenge - Day 22 - 27

Misc Lettering Challenge - Day 22 - 27. This week I'm working on the Palindrome city names...

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Friday, May 20, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 20 - Song Lyrics - Black Denim Trousers


Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 20 - Song Lyrics - Black Denim Trousers. I love this song and at odd times it just goes rambling through my brain...

I just finished another Japanese 4 needle booklet using Mulberry paper and thought I'd create my 1st piece in it with this lyric...

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Japanese 4 Needle Binding - This & That


Japanese 4 Needle Binding - This & That. Couldn't resist and made another one... this time using some yellowish Mulberry paper I've had languishing on my upper shelf... Plus I had the idea to create pockets and flip open pages. I'm extremely content with the outcome.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Japanese 4 Needle binding - Summer Time

And here's the booklet I worked on during class last evening taught by Sherrie Lovler, hosted by the BVCG. I just need to gild my squares...

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Abstract - Japanese 4 Needle binding


BVCG hosted Sherrie Lovler teaching a Japanese 4 Needle binding technique and some abstract painting with Sumi ink and watercolors. Fun evening.

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Misc Lettering Challenge - Day 15 to 21


And continuing on with Palindromes for my Misc Lettering Challenge - Day 15 to 21. This time I used a 3.8 Parallel pen and their red ink, still in the Carrioke style lettering. Sigh!! the red ink bleeds a bit on my Columbia Mills paper...

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Glittering Vines - Roses

I took a 2 day workshop with Heather Victoria Held, hosted by the Edmonton Calligraphy Society - Glittering Vines. I decided to make another finished piece...

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Sunday, May 15, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 19 - Limericks - What Happens When


Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 19 - Limericks - What Happens When

I was in a mood to do very tall and skinny monoline style lettering... then I thought it was a bit boring so added the linear design in all the closed portions of the letters...

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Friday, May 13, 2022

Wire Edge Binding - Booklet #1

Wire Edge Binding - Booklet #1. I recently heard about this style of binding and had to try it... I'll be dedicating this booklet to the whole alphabet of decorated letters...

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Decorated Letters T and Y


I took a free lecture demo (4 hours) with Cheryl Tefft on Monday (May 9th) and created these 2 Decorated Letters T and Y.

I'm in a mood to do a bunch of them... We'll see how far I get with the intention... 

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Whimsical Starts Workshop 2022 - Day 6 - Zengoala - Doodled Leaves


Whimsical Starts Workshop 2022 - Day 6 - Zengoala - Doodled Leaves.
Hosted by Kelly and Yvonne Barone.

I LOVE this doodle for the leaves. It just spoke to me... thanks for the inspiration. Will use it again...

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Whimsical Starts Workshop- Day 4 - w/c Flowers - Smell The Flowers


Whimsical Starts Workshop- Day 4 - w/c Flowers - Smell The Flowers,
hosted by Kelly and Yvonne Barone on Facebook/ZOOM and taught by Clare McIntyre.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

Whimsical Starts Workshop - Day 3 - Pastels - Close Your Eyes


Whimsical Starts Workshop - Day 3 - Pastels - Close Your Eyes,
hosted by Kelly and Yvonne Barone on Facebook/ZOOM.

I created the pastel drawing using Pan Pastels during Jackie Tam Akane's class but only got to making the card and quote now... A little behind the times. BIG GRIN

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Sunday, May 8, 2022

Glittering Vines - Pink Floral

I'm taking a 2 day workshop with Heather Victoria Held, hosted by the Edmonton Calligraphy Society - Glittering Vines. I decided to make a finished piece with one of my practice pieces...

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PS someone asked me to post a pic of the glue I used which was Instacoll (for raised gilding) which I purchased from John Neal Books (in their current catalogue on page 45). See below

 


 

Saturday, May 7, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 18- Languages - Crazy Fold - Hello


Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 18- Languages - Crazy Fold - Hello. This week I decided to finally get one of these Crazy Fold projects done... and I thought what a good idea to add the language words to it... BIG GRIN

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You can see the instructions here. Scroll down to the "Map Folded Project" https://norbag.blogspot.com/2020/06/more-projects-and-zoom.html

 

Friday, May 6, 2022

ECS Dirds


Wednesday evening the Edmonton Calligraphy Society hosted Suzie Beringer creating "Dirds"... what a fund evening. These 3 Dirds were created during the class. I'm pretty sure I'll be making more...

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

Lettering Challenge - May 2022 - Day 1 - 14


Lettering Challenge - May 2022 - Day 1 - 14, and another month where I created my own list of words for a lettering challenge, this time with Palindromes.

I'm using all the examples I have of Carrie Imai's "Carrioka" style lettering. Having fun with it...

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Whimsical Starts Workshop 2022 -Card - Magic Is Everywhere


Whimsical Starts Workshop 2022 -
hosted by Kelly and Yvonne Barone on Facebook/ZOOM. I made this card during Day 2 class.

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Whimsical Starts Workshop 2022 - Card - Leafy Border - Hello My Friend


Whimsical Starts Workshop 2022 - Leafy Border - Hello y Friend. I signed up for the 5 days of mini classes hosted by Kelly & Yvonne Barone. 

Since I've made my own stamps both from Fun Foam and regular rubber, I wasn't in the mood to create more... so raided my stamps for leafy images.

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Monday, May 2, 2022

Whimsical Starts Workshop 2022 - WC booklet - Do What Makes You Happy

Whimsical Starts Workshop 2022 - WC booklet - Do What Makes You Happy. I signed up for the 5 days of mini classes/1 artists hosted by Kelly & Yvonne Barone.

It's extremely rare I make something to use in the future... I'm usually someone that creates and works on the project when I think about it.. But I enjoyed making it and painting my pages and I even added 2 quotes.

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

Art Of The Fold - Star Fold #25 - When It Is Dark


Art Of The Fold - Star Fold #25 - When It Is Dark. So May 10th meeting is to work on the Star Fold #25. Probably not one I'll do again... It's interesting but not very useful. I created several in calligraphy paper (bottom image) before making this one from a light weight cardstock which I think worked better. Holds the shape better.

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Saturday, April 30, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 17 - Palindrome - A Man

   

This week's Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 17 - is Palindrome - A Man. 

Fun topic. I think I'll do this month's lettering challenge with this theme... 

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Friday, April 29, 2022

Lettering Challenge - April - Day 27 to 31


Lettering Challenge - April - Day 27 to 31 and another month is done...

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

Art Of The Fold - Booklet #24 - Happy Valentine


Art Of The Fold - Booklet #24 - Happy Valentine, and 1 finally one for this structure... Thought I'd make a Valentine's card for a friend...

This one is different for the other 4 I've made in the way it opens/closes

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Monday, April 25, 2022

The Elegant Earth Envelope Contest Part 2


The Elegant Earth Envelope Contest Part 2. ECS extended the deadline for a postmarked envelope. Now it just has to get to them prior Apr 2nd... These 2 will be in the mail on March 9th...

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Sunday, April 24, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 Wk 16 - Benjamin Franklin - The Problem With


Scribbled Lives 2022 Wk 16 - Benjamin Franklin - The Problem With

Still practicing my Italic...

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Saturday, April 23, 2022

The Elegant Earth Envelope Contest - 2022


The Elegant Earth Envelope Contest - 2022. I created 2 envelopes with things I learned recently from both Pat Blair and Gemma Black. Now I keep my fingers crossed...

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

Misc Lettering Challenge - Floral - April - Day 22 - 26


Misc Lettering Challenge - Floral - April - Day 22 - 26. This time I did a mix of various ink colors, still working with Italic lettering.

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