Friday, February 25, 2011

Calligraphy Flourish Friday - Mandala and Bible Verses

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I made a few cards this week. The above mandala was done with Moon Palace Sumi and a Zebra G. I wanted to add some corner flourishes. I'm not in love with these corners, but there are parts I'm in like with. :)  More practice and refinement is needed.

For the Psalm 23:4 card I used gouache, a flat brush, and a Hiro 700 nib. I went back over parts of the flower with the same color gouache mixed with Peal Ex powder.  It still need something, so I added some touches of Dr. Martin's Bleedproof White to the center of the flower.

 I am trying to be more disciplined about lettering bible verses.  During my quiet time, I'm always jotting down scripture references which I intend to letter "someday."  For this week at least, I actually followed through on a couple.  Both Isaiah 54:10 and Hebrews 6:19 were done with Moon Palace Sumi and a Zebra G comic nib.
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Enjoy your weekend!


  1. Beautiful Jane! Love what you did with the Isaiah verse! Thanks for sharing your delightful work with us!

  2. I really like "Though the mountains be shaken . . ." It has a wonderful feel. Was it really done with a pointed metal nib? It looks like it could have been done with a pointed brush. Either way, lovely! I've really gotten distracted or focused with tangling. But I have 2 possible jobs in the pipe in that will get me back to lettering. Have a grand weekend!

  3. Jane, these are all gorgeous!! I am totally in awe of your talent!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Always lovely...and I'd take those only-in-like corner flourishes any day!

  5. I love the Bible verses, Jane, very inspiring. The blue flowered one on black is truly wonderful.

  6. Jane the Isaiah verse seems so poignant to those of us over here and down under following the Christchurch earthquake.

    It also has a real sense of vibrancy and life to it - reminds us all of our resilience I think. Thanks!

  7. It always gives me a lift to visit you, Jane.

    These pieces are wonderful.

    Have a blessed week.

  8. Jane: Your mandala is beautiful, as are your Bible verses! I'm amazed at how consistent you make your mandala designs look. The discipline involved in getting each flourish to look like the one before it amazes me. I could never be that controlled...unless I scan the designs into the computer, then duplicate and rotate as needed. :-)

  9. I love your calligraphy of Bible verses! Will you please sell prints of them on Etsy?? And if I could make a request, Galatians 2:20 :)

  10. I esp. love the drawn out / extended "and" on the second scripture verse above - and it fits the context so perfectly... it was a pleasant surprise. I admire your work!

  11. I love your Hebrews 6:19 piece. Will you be selling it on your etsy shop?

    1. Hi, Jill!
      Thank you for your comment and interest in my Hebrews 6:19 piece. Although not in my Etsy shop, I do have an 8.5" x 11" print available. You can send me an email by clicking on the "View My Complete Profile" above on the right and then clicking on the email link. I'll be happy to send you pricing and a sample image.
      Kind regards,


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