I was fortunate to be given some barn wood and have enjoyed working with my wonderful daughter in law to create unique barn wood signs.
The possibilities are endless!
My good friend Karen Rodrigue owns Time Frames, and is a great Framer. She has framed my art for almost 30 years. She recently convinced me to go with red mats for these two wedding presents. I loved the pop it added!
This was done with bleedproof white ink with colouring dropped in while the white ink is wet. I added a shadow after it was dry for a 3D effect.
Pointed pen lettering on a watercolour background, again with bleedproof white and shadowed. I love the different effect with the same quote.
I was fortunate to meet derek beaulieu when I was asked to add his name to the certificate he received as Poet Laureate. I thoroughly enjoyed talking to his Mount Royal University Creative writing class and showing some of my calligraphy and book art. More about derek on his website https://derekbeaulieu.wordpress.com/.
I did derek's name several different ways to show the students some of the options available and then chose one of these to letter the student's names.
This was created by writing in black ink and then tracing only the shadow which would be seen on the right and underneath the letters. derek was curious to see how I would write this quote which is attributed to Hugo Vernier from Georges Perec's "The Winter Journey".