Happy Latin birthday

April 15, 2012

A card for a classicist friend.

card

Jabberwocky

March 17, 2012

This is a horrible photo of a delightful broadside featuring Lewis Carroll’s deathless “Jabberwocky.”
Jabberwocky broadside

Calendar

December 3, 2011

This calligraphy class project was a calendar featuring photos of one adorable four-month-old baby. The paper is Arches text wove sponged with Elmer’s art paste and acrylic paint. The dates are written in gouache, and I got the 8×8″ photo prints at Costco. I wish I had photos of more of the pages, because there is a fabulous array of colors.

baby calendar

Accordion book

March 20, 2011

I completed my second handmade book for the calligraphy classes I’m taking. This time the script is italic, and I used watercolors on wave green Canson Mi-Teintes paper. Click on the image below to see more photos.

The Sirens

Calligraphy book

December 12, 2010

For a class project we made a book using the text of our choice. I chose Gerard Manley Hopkins’s “Spring and Fall” and wrote it in humanist bookhand on cream-colored Frankfurt paper. The lines, written in watercolor, change color gradually as the poem progresses. The leafy paper I used for the endpapers is the background in this photo.

Spring and Fall calligraphy book

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