The deadline for the calligraphy book exchange I'm participating in is fast approaching. Yikes! Here are a few of my pages. This page is a comment on growing up as a Hoosier. (Although I am definitely NOT an I.U. fan!) Our Japanese exchange student was most impressed by all the basketball goals he saw. It's true. Basketball is a big part of Indiana culture. Evidently, Titivillus was sitting on my shoulder, because I see I accidentally lettered "and" twice in one spot....oops!
Our books are to be autobiographical, so these next few pages are about my family. I toyed around with Claudine Hellmuth's Poppet style, which is great fun.
I usually have mad love for Arches Text Wove, but this sheet has been a beast. Maybe it's because I added walnut ink and crumpled it up first, but the calligraphy has been a battle. My nibs have been picking up fibers with every stroke....grrr!...but, my daughter Rach sure is cute!
I like the style of lettering I did on Matt's page. I just made it up. I like the Legende typeface for its long ascenders and descenders, and I had that in mind as I was working.
Hmmm....maybe I should do a page for our sweet, little dog, Sheba!