Fabulous day writing on the front reception wall at Synergea. Thanks to my wonderful husband for helping and to Dr. Judy Forrester for having a great vision.
Lots of prep work...measure twice and write once!
Throughout the year of 2012/2013, book artists across Alberta participated in a 'round robin' collaboration. Members of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild created altered books - choosing a theme and rules around which the group of artists would gradually transform the chosen books into works of art. The artists, including myself, worked on the books on monthly rotation, responding creatively to the original artist's vision and rules of engagement. The results are a stunning and imaginative series of works, each filled with the altering work of several different artists. In November 2015 the show, “Altered States” brought a collection of these works together for public display at Elevation Gallery in Canmore as part of their One White Wall Project. This is my Pippi Longstocking book.
Really enjoyed the workshops taught by Julian Waters in Calgary in late October/early November. These are some of my images from the ruling pen workshop.
One of our BVCG members, Lynn S, taught some great 14th century versals. I practiced doing these while we were away, usually doing the drawing and decorating in the car while we were traveling and the painting in the evenings.The black is a glaze pen and the gold is fine tec watercolour. My “F” is in the October 2015 BVCG journal.
At the end of July I had a wonderful time at the Passionate Pen Calligraphy conference at Sonoma State University in California. I was very fortunate to study with Loredana Zega from Slovania. We worked with big brushes on walls – way out of my comfort zone but I loved it!