Friday, December 17, 2010

Flourish Friday - Zentangle Christmas and Erika Woods

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC

I will show you our 2010 Christmas card next week, but this is our family Christmas card from 2008.  The front (above) was inspired by Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts' Liberty's Light piece which you can see by clicking here.  (Maria and Rick our the founders of Zentangle.)

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC

This is the inside. For years, all four of us have signed our Christmas card.  Not this year. The kids were home at Thanksgiving, but I wasn't even close to having our Christmas card designed and ready for signing at that time.

©Jane Farr Calligraphy & Design LLC

This was the front of our 2005 Christmas card. Those compound strokes make me cringe now, but I was thrilled with it back then. haha. I was in full mandala mania mode after my guild's workshop with Pat Blair. :)  (and you regular readers know I'm still a mandala maniac!)

This is the lovely Erika Woods. She is one of the pillars of the Calligraphy Guild of Indiana.  Erika is a gifted artist, calligrapher, teacher and is a champion for the lettering arts.  She was named the Indianapolis Art Center's Faculty of the Year for 2010. As a celebration of that award, the IAC wanted to honor Erika with a special exhibit of her work.

The opening reception for Erika's exhibit was this past Friday.  Many of Erika's new works are based on Jean Shinoda Bolen's book, "Urgent Message from Mother."
It is a wonderful exhibit! If you are in the Indianapolis area anytime between now and January 30th - treat yourself - go see it!
Gallery Hours are: 
Monday through Friday: 9am - 10pm
Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday: Noon - 6pm
The Indianapolis Art Center is located at 67th Street and College Avenue (in Broadripple).

Congratulations Erika!
Visit Erika's website here.
Erika is also one of the talented artists of ArtSplash in the Arts & Design District of Carmel. 
Visit the ArtSplash website here.

Go put some flourish in your Friday!


  1. Beautiful Jane!!!! Love the Zentangle card!

  2. Jane, your work is gorgeous! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

  3. Looking forward to seeing the 2010 card and how you can surpass these. Excellent!

  4. These are beautiful, Jane! I love the mandala. Merry Christmas and thanks for sharing all your wonderful work.

  5. First I want to say that your Christmas cards from the past are stunning. I am looking forward to seeing your design for 2010!

    And second, what a wonderful acknowledgement of Erika's work. I am sure she is delighted.

    Thanks again Jane for inspiring works of art!

  6. I love ALL of these cards! I can't wait to see what you do for 2010. I know it will be fabulous.

    Have a fun, festive weekend.

    xo ~ Dana

  7. Merry Christmas Jane! Love the cards. I did a zentangle card this year! What fun!

  8. I've been following your blog for sometime now, so I figure I should finally step out of the woodwork. :-) Your Christmas mandala is just beautiful, and I look forward to seeing your 2010 card design!

  9. Hi Jane!
    I LOVE the holly medallion, I don't care what you say about it!!! :D
    It is really lovely! Thanks for your kind comments on my blog, I sure do appreciate it! Happy Holidays girlfriend!

  10. Lovely and so beautiful!! Merry Christmas!!

  11. OMG! simply stunning! These are lovely cards.
    Merry Christmas to you and your family.


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