Friday, February 15, 2013

Flourish Friday - How to Make A Calligrapher Cry

Waaaaah! I had been saving this envelope for years. (Since 1999 or so!!) The cattail and bird were done with a flat brush by my calligraphy instructor and mentor, Ellen Simon.  With my son, Matt, participating in his wildlife practicum up in the U.P. of Michigan this past summer, I thought it would be a good time to use it.   I added the lettering with ZIG Calligraphy Markers.  Evidently, it didn't arrive before the practicum ended.

This is an exercise in how to make a calligrapher cry.
But, I did get the envelope back - so -
I guess I got to have my cake and eat it too.
(Shouldn't it be "eat my cake and have it too"?  That makes more sense to me...)

Happy weekend everyone.
Go forth and flourish!


  1. aaaaack! i'm cryin' right along with you, jane! your envelope is absolutely gorgeous!! but hey, at least you got some cake out of the deal...... :)). xox

  2. oh, how HORRIBLE! The envelope was beautiful. Sympathies!!

  3. Oh dear, that's sad! I'm your newest follower and rss subscriber...

  4. Ohhh.. such a crime dear Jane... this is a reason why I'm convinced that calligraphy is for people that known to appreciate it.

    cheers and a hug.


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