Monday, January 18, 2021

Mini Books: If You Ever Wonder

 


Another batch of mini books completed... Poetry by Phyllis Cole-Dai "If You Ever Wonder"

Each mini book uses the same calligraphic hand, but each are unique. Different ink/colors, papers,and design elements.

They should be available for sale, some time begin of February on Phyllis's website (https://phylliscoledai.com/store)

Click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy


 

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Perspective - Parallel Pen


As mentioned yesterday I would be uploading the other piece I did of Perspective done with Sumi ink in Uncial style lettering.

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Friday, January 15, 2021

Scribbled Lives - Wk2 - Words - Perspective

Scribbled Lives - Wk2 - Words - Perspective

So I mentioned yesterday I should have used the word Perspective instead of Serendipity, so played today... created these using every color of the caps. I also did one with Sumi ink and colored pencils which I'll upload tomorrow.

Click on image to see more details etc. enjoy


 

Thursday, January 14, 2021

Scribbled Lives - Wk 2 - Word - Serendipity


Scribbled Lives - Wk 2 - Word - Serendipity. In the middle of the night I was thinking of doing an exercise of a word with different perspectives using every size of Parallel pen I have... So I looked up 11 letter words and liked the word Serendipity... But as I was updating my website it came to me I should have used the word "Perspective... c'est la vie. I'm really happy with the way this turned out and will try other words.

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Friday, January 8, 2021

Illuminated Letters T, V& Y

 

 
The Edmonton Calligraphy Society had Leslie Winakur give a lecture on the history of Illuminated letters and then a brief demonstration. So thought I'd use a bit of what I learned... 
 
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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Scribbled Lives - Wk 1 - New Year


Scribbled Lives - Wk 1 - New Year with no images...

The Edmonton Calligraphy Society had Leslie Winakur give a lecture on the history of Illuminated letters and then a brief demonstration. So thought I'd use a bit of what I learned... 

On 110# Staples white cardstock drew my letter then inked with Kuretake Vermilion Sumi ink. Doodled with Holbien Prussian Blue gouache sprinkled with Neuberg Ebel fine silver powder. Filled is some of the areas with Kurtetake Silver Mica ink. For the text I sprinkled the Prussian blue with Schmincke gold powder.


Wednesday, January 6, 2021

ECS Env Exchange 2020



Edmonton Calligraphy Society (ECS) Env Exchange 2020. I've finally uploaded and added descriptions for the envelopes I created for ECS exchange

The card I made for Phyllis uses some of my calligraphic peel offs I created for Elizabeth Craft Designs eons ago.

Click on any image to see all the details, descriptions and a bunch more envelopes. BIG GRIN



Tuesday, December 29, 2020

TG All Caps 2020 Challenge _ letter Y and Z

 



TG All Caps 2020 Challenge _ letter Y and Z

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Thursday, December 17, 2020

Scribbled Lives 2020 - Wk 50 Grand Finale

It's hard to believe a whole year of Scribbled Lives 2020 is over... Looking forward to 2021 starting the 1st week of January. This piece was out of my comfort zone for the background. I used a credit card to make the abstract marks and then diluted the look with a watered down wash of all the colors. I'm happy with the results.

I'm also using my Brody pen for the 1st time. VERY NICE. On par with my Dreaming Dogs ruling pens.

Anyway, click on any image to see more details and descriptions etc. Enjoy.


Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Crazy Illumination - Xmas Balls - Green/Gold and Red/Gold


A couple last minute Xmas cards using Loredana's Crazy Illumination technique.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2020

TG All Caps 2020 Challenge _ letter W and X



 TG All Caps 2020 Challenge _ letter W and X

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Monday, December 14, 2020

Last 4 mini books - Your Turn #11 - 14

 


As I've mentioned a couple times I've been in collaboration with Phyllis Cole-Dai in making mini books with her beautiful poems. I thought I was going to stop at 10 mini books, but then got a special request for 4 more...and I said yes.

I finished them this weekend and they're off to their new owner. Hope they like them. They requested a turquoise and 3 green and you know me...can't make them the same.

Click on any image to see more details etc. Enjoy



Monday, December 7, 2020

Scribbled Lives 2020 - Wk 49 - Weathergrams






Scribbled Lives 2020 - Wk 49 - Weathergrams. This is the first weathergram I've ever made... I even hung them on my bare lilac tree. When I took the pic, they weren't very cooperative.

I love this one. I altered a previous piece that wasn't working by adding a lot of water and making it bleed all over the place... I then used the edge of a paper towel to soak up excess water before sprinkling with salt. I loved the paper towel after drying... 

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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Mini Book - Your Turn #11 Turquoise/Copper

Mini Book - Your Turn #11 Turquoise/Copper. I was requested to make 4 more mini books... and I said YES!!

This is the first one and the customer requested Turquoise. Not easy since it's a very difficult color to match up with the other elements of the booklets. So I ended up having to paint my pages.

When I think of Turquoise, I think of Verdis-Gris and then I have to add copper. BIG GRIN. So it all worked out to my liking. Hope the customer thinks so as well.

Now to work on the other three all greens - so I'm going with various shades of green. Maybe an Olive, a dark green and ??

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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Dec/20 - W/C Xmas Cards - ZOOM Class

 

The Edmonton Calligraphy Society had another ZOOM class last night "watercolor Xmas Cards" with Sally Towers Sybblis. It was wonderful and I got 3 more Xmas cards done YAHOO!! this is the 1st from the evening. Sally was teaching a snowman, but I wasn't in the mood for that so did these holly leaves instead... 

I really like the frame for text look, so probably will do a few more of them...

  

I LOVE painting birch trees, they have such character... and using Washi tape instead of masking tape makes it so much easier. Another good use of the Washi tape I never use...

 
 Click on any image to see more details for that particular card. Enjoy



 

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Scribbled Lives 2020 Wk 48 - Light - Nothing Can Dim

 
Scribbled Lives 2020 Wk 48 - Light - Nothing Can Dim is this weeks submission to the challenge

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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

TG All Caps 2020 Challenge _ letter U and V

 



TG All Caps 2020 Challenge _ letter U and V

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Monday, November 30, 2020

BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 30


 BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 30 - and another month ends... I'm pooped. That's it for me and the daily challenge.

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 28 and 29

 



BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 28 and 29


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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Seniors Xmas Cards 2020


 
 
The BVCG usually makes cards for seniors during our annual Xmas party... you guess it - that's shot to smithereens this year... so we were asked to create them at home and then someone would collect them.

I was creating all day yesterday and managed to finish 11 cards - but I wanted an even dozen, so got up this morning and finished the last one. The the rest of the day in photographing and uploading to my website and now my blog. Pheww - I think that was a marathon...

Anyway click on any image to see all the details and the insides etc. Enjoy.