Monday, January 17, 2022

Art Of The Fold #21 - Fishone - Sunfish


Our challenge for our February 8th meeting is to try the next  structure in the book - One Sheet Folds #21 Fishbone Fold from Hedi Kyle's "Art Of The Fold" book. I thought I'd do a whimsical one this time... 

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Sunday, January 16, 2022

Art of The Fold #21 - Fishbone - Sealife


Our challenge for our February 8th meeting is to try the next  structure in the book - One Sheet Folds #21 Fishbone Fold from Hedi Kyle's "Art Of The Fold" book.

I love the look of this fold. I remember seeing it many years ago but not having any instructions - sigh, so it slipped my mind...

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Friday, January 14, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 -Wk 2 - Lettering Maker - Change Ain't Easy


Scribbled Lives 2022 -Wk 2 - Lettering Maker - Change Ain't Easy. Apparently there's a website creating a brief's to get a person writing... "LetteringMaker.com" This is my attempt at the choices...

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Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Parallel Pen Technique


Annette Wichman from Kensington Art Supply here in Calgary made our Guild aware of a technique with our Parallel Pens... She saw it on Instagram by an artist @danapiazza who double loads his pen by dropping color into the little hole near the nib.

PS don't look at my calligraphy - that's atrocious...

The top images of black Sumi ink in my pen with Kuretake Silver or Gold Mica ink dropped in the hole. I LOVE the results...

Then I said to myself why bother having ink in the pen at all... Just drop colors into the hole... I started with deAtramentis Pearlescent ink Magenta Red/Gold and then after a few letters dropped in Cyan Blue/Copper, Then when I got to the "Y" I dropped in more of the Magenta. The change in color is not as visible in the image as in real life. I love the color in the small "i". It really has a blended merging of color. Will need to do more experimenting... and neater calligraphy.

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Sunday, January 9, 2022

Jan 2022 - 3 Dot Flowers - Every Moment Card


Jan 2022 - 3 Dot Flowers - Every Moment Card. This started out for my Scribbled Lives post, but I found the lettering too small, but the right size for the card...

I Haven't made 3 dot flowers in probably 10 years... but had an urge to make them. I'm pleased and will make more...

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Saturday, January 8, 2022

Scribbled Lives 2022 - Wk 1 - Begin - Every Moment


And we've started a new year of Scribbled Lives challenges - Wk 1 - Begin - Every Moment

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Monday, January 3, 2022

Art Of The Fold #20 - 4 Way Map Fold - Joy


Our challenge for our January 11th meeting is to try the next  structure in the book - One Sheet Folds #20 4 Way Map Fold from Hedi Kyle's "Art Of The Fold" book.

This is another structure I have no idea of it's use...

 I had just finished a ZOOM class with Riccardo Ali from Calligraphy Italia "Bensfolk" so decided to use my worksheet to create the structure. Bister inks on Genoa Bond paper

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Jurgen Vercaemst - Day 4 - Color Is By Day

As  last exercise Jurgen created a monoline piece of this quote. There were aspects of it he didn't like so I thought I'd try doing it as well. I'm very pleased with mine. The bottom image is the trial piece on regular calligraphy paper. The image above is the final piece with some 23K gold leaf.

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Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Jurgen Vercaemst Day 4 - Squares & Rectangles

Today our final day with Jurgen Vercaemst we worked with squares and rectangles. Containing the letters within the square and letting the letters expand outside the rectangles.

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Monday, December 27, 2021

Valentine ATC's in a Heart


And the 2nd batch of ATC's for Julie Wildman's ATC Exchange. Thought I'd make them in a heart shape for this batch...

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Sunday, December 26, 2021

Valentine ATC's in a Circle 2022


For Julie Wildman's ATC exchange - deadline January 15, 2022 I decided to go with Valentine's Day... This 1st batch of 5 are done in a circle with some sort of flower in the centers... Don't ask what kind...

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Friday, December 24, 2021

BVCG Lettering Challenge Wk 4


BVCG Lettering Challenge Wk 4 and the month is done... I'm not that happy with this piece and maybe I'll do something else... This is a 3 layer piece. I liked the 1st 2 layers but then I struggled with the 3rd layer to make it show up. First tried some red lettering, then over lay that with a gold gel pen and then finally wrote the words on some vellum. Not the way I had envisioned...

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

BVCG Dec 2021 Lettering Challenge - Wk 4 - Carrioka style

BVCG Dec 2021 Lettering Challenge - Wk 4 - Day 23- 31,  Carrioka style. I did another version which I wasn't very happy with so decided to make another version... I like this one a lot more. The original version will get posted tomorrow...

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Jurgen a Colori - Day 3 - Just Do It


Jurgen a Colori - Day 3 - Just Do It. I started this piece during class and finished it today. Working on contrast of lettering sizes. I also added design texture and doodling.

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Wednesday, December 15, 2021

BVCG Lettering Challenge - Wk 3


BVCG Lettering Challenge - Wk 3

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Monday, December 13, 2021

ECS - Snowflakes - If Kisses Were

This month's Edmonton Calligraphy Society's Letters and Lines theme is "Snowflakes... They're beautiful, but you can keep them...

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Sunday, December 12, 2021

Jurgen Vercaemst - Pencil Work

Jurgen Vercaemst - Pencil Work - thought I'd try a bunch of my pencils to see what I like... There was only 1 that I was happy using - Berol Turquoise brand 3B

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Saturday, December 11, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 49 - Winnie The Pooh - A Hug


Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 49 - Winnie The Pooh - A Hug - and the last challenge for this year - sigh. A good way to end.

I'm taking a class with Jurgen Vercaemst this month doing drawn letters, so thought I'd try. Can't say my letters are very good, but I like the look.

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Friday, December 10, 2021

Poinsettia - Xmas Wishes - 3 cards


Poinsettia - Xmas Wishes - 3 cards. I was in a mood to play with my Rosemary & Co Triangle brushes... 

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Wednesday, December 8, 2021

BVCG Lettering Challenge - Wk 2


BVCG Lettering Challenge - Wk 2

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Jurgen Vercaemst - A Colori

And I signed up for a 4 Monday class with Jurge Vercaemst - A Colori. Most of his work is more drawn than written. Yesterday was day 1.

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Benoit Furet - Filigree 2 Class

On the weekend I took a 2 day class with Benoit Furet - Filigree 2. I love his style, and I love the look, but I don't think I have the patience... We'll see.

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 Wk-48 - A-Z _ If Plan A


Scribbled Lives 2021 Wk 48 - A-Z _ If Plan A

Just took another class with Carrie Imai, this time doing her Carrioka style lettering. So thought I'd use it for this weeks Scribbled Lives.

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Thursday, December 2, 2021

Carrieoka style with Carrie Imai

The Edmonton Calligraphy Society hosted a ZOOM class "Carrieoka" style with Carrie Imai. It was a wonderful evening.

We were taught the basic alphabet, and a variation. I also created one with decorative line detail. Carrie also created some numbers on the fly...

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Wednesday, December 1, 2021

BVCG Lettering Challenge Dec 2021 - Wk 1


BVCG Lettering Challenge Dec 2021 - Wk 1

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Nov - Wk 47 - Purse


Scribbled Lives 2021 - Nov - Wk 47 - Purse. So I searched for origami purses... and came across this one that had very clear INSTRUCTIONS. Fun to make.

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Thursday, November 25, 2021

BVCG Nov 2021 Lettering Challenge Day 25 -30


BVCG Nov 2021 Lettering Challenge Day 25 -30 - And another month goes by. They went way too quickly... This time I did a kind of exemplar of more traditional lettering styles...

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Monday, November 22, 2021

BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge Day 22 - 24


Another few words written out for the BVCG Nov Lettering Challenge - Day 22 - 24. This is such a funky lettering... so right up my alley. BIG GRIN

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Sunday, November 21, 2021

Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 46 - Movie One Liners - Shut Up


Scribbled Lives 2021 - Wk 46 - Movie One Liners - Shut Up. And the last one I created for this theme...

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Saturday, November 20, 2021

Scribbled Lives - Wk 46 - One Liners - Elementary

Scribbled Lives - Wk 46 - One Liners - Elementary. I love this one liner. Loved the show too...

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Friday, November 19, 2021

Scribbled Lives Wk 46 - One Liners - Houston


Scribbled Lives Wk 46 - One Liners - Houston. I think this "Movie One Liner" theme is one of the best so far... They just kept popping out of my head... BIG GRIN This is the first of several I created so far...

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Scribbled Lives - Wk 46 - One Liners - Keep Your Friends


Scribbled Lives - Wk 46 - One Liners - Keep Your Friends. Sage advice...

It's been a long time since I've written "Fraktur" style...

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Xmas Oval Cards - Merry & Bright


For some reason I neglected to upload thee 2 cards which I made a while back... Since they will be going out in this year's mail I needed to document them. BIG GRIN

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