Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Saturday, August 30, 2014
This is not a piece inspired by the Zentangle method.
This is a piece inspired by the scribes of medieval times who crafted hand lettered and illustrated books. So much of the designs that they doodled in the margins and around the letters are showing up today - everything old is new again.
So as a calligrapher, I have studied these works of art for 25 years. I have been fortunate to have classes with many internationally known calligraphers who have studied the masters as well. I have a love for studying anything that contains letters, calligraphy and type. I feel like a sponge sometimes trying to absorb everything I see.
Here is just one sample of a medieval manuscript page that depicts the typical versal letters used as a focal point on a page and all the wonderful doodles these scribes played with on a page. If you are also interested in this style, I have a file on Pinterest, you can visit that @: Calligraphy - Manuscripts
This piece is 12.5" x 10" - only tools used are Sakura's Metallic Gelly Roll pens. They glide so smoothly with a brilliant gel ink.
Saturday, August 2, 2014
Thursday, May 15, 2014
This bear is the one I worked on with 5 other artists. We are all members of a local gallery. It was amazing to work with other artists from very different backgrounds. I thought we did a great job of compromising and enhancing one another's style.
It was such a delight to be at the unveiling.
In addition to the bear, each of the artists did a note card that we are selling in sets.
Here is my image . . . .
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Sunday, March 30, 2014
All ready to go in the mail on April 1st with a letter to encourage the CBS Sunday Morning Show to do a segment on Zentangle by Rick & Maria.
So can you tell which one is shaded? I do not usually do much shading, but I really like the finished out come. So is it the top one? or the bottom one?
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Monday, March 24, 2014
What a fun job! I had a mother of the groom contact me to create the invitation for the rehearsal dinner that would be taking place near Charleston, SC. So, I worked up a border that incorporated shells, hearts & other line patterns. Mother was thrilled! How nice to have a one-of-a-kind design for such a special event!
Here is a close up of part of the border . . . .
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