Friday, December 31, 2010

Flourish Friday - Happy New Year!

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC

Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky,
 The flying cloud, the frosty light;
 The year is dying in the night;
 Ring out, wild bells, and let him die.

 Ring out the old, ring in the new,
 Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
 The year is going, let him go;
 Ring out the false, ring in the true.

 Ring out the grief that saps the mind,
 For those that here we see no more,
 Ring out the feud of rich and poor,
 Ring in redress to all mankind.

 Ring out a slowly dying cause,
 And ancient forms of party strife;
 Ring in the nobler modes of life,
 With sweeter manners, purer laws.

 Ring out the want, the care the sin,
 The faithless coldness of the times;
 Ring out, ring out my mournful rhymes,
 But ring the fuller minstrel in.

 Ring out false pride in place and blood,
 The civic slander and the spite;
 Ring in the love of truth and right,
 Ring in the common love of good.

 Ring out old shapes of foul disease,
 Ring out the narrowing lust of gold;
 Ring out the thousand wars of old,
 Ring in the thousand years of peace.

 Ring in the valiant man and free,
 The larger heart, the kindlier hand;
 Ring out the darkenss of the land,
 Ring in the Christ that is to be.

Happy New Year Dear Friends!
Here's to new beginnings!
All the best,
(6.0mm Pilot Parallel Pen, walnut ink, technical pens, schmincke gold powder, watercolor)


  1. HI, Jane,

    I love all the swirlies in the 2011. And the poem is great too. I had never read it before. Thanks for sharing. Love quotes, don't we all. Happy New Year to you and all the best for 2011. Happy Lettering too.

  2. Wonderfully artistic beginning! 2011 will be fabulous!
    Until next year...the minutes are ticking away.
    Much love,

  3. Very nice work Mom! Can't wait to see what 2011 will bring! !

  4. Bee-oo-tiful! I love the textures and colors. And ... Happy New Year!

  5. That is so cool! I love it! I pray your New Year is filled with happiness and peace!

  6. Hi Jane,
    Beautiful work as always! The metallic is my favorite part.
    Happy New Year my friend!

  7. Wonderful, Jane! Is there no limit to your creativity??? All the best for 2011.

  8. Simply stunning Jane - so much life and joie de vivre! Best wishes for a creative 2011.

  9. what a superb way to ring in the new year!! i wish you a 2011 filled with joy, happiness, and lots of sparkly, gorgeous letterforms!! happy new year, jane! xoxo, :))
    p.s. LOVE your artwork here!! xo

  10. Jane....I absolutely have to agree with everyone's comments and it's ditto for me, including the good wishes for 2011 and goregous letterforms!

  11. Jane! How did I miss this post???
    Wishing you all good things in 2011.


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