This is a page from my paste paper book I started at the Greater Cincinnati Calligraphy Guild's workshop with Marianne Burke. Marianne's work is gorgeous. (Sorry, couldn't find a blog or website for Marianne.) She brought many of her books for inspiration and guidance. Marianne, and all the ladies from GCCG, were so warm and welcoming as were the folks from Tiger Lily Press, where the workshop was held. There was also a group from the Cincinnati Book Arts there. I love how calligraphy crosses over into other art forms. There's so much to learn!
My daughter, Rachel, is taking a peek at my book. Thanks to Jo Diamantes for sending me this photo. Rachel and I brought paper we had made at a workshop a few years ago. Of course we ended up falling in love with some of the paper GCCG had for sale and had to buy a few sheets. Rachel made 3 books at the workshop. I didn't even get one finished. I think I spent too much time drooling over Marianne's work!
Another page. Marianne taught us how to include windows, embossing, debossing and other interesting elements in our books. She said, "Never throw anything away." Ahhhh, a kindred, art pack rat!!
Happy Flourish Friday! Even though it's March 5th, I'd still like to say...
March Fourth and Flourish!