Here are a few points those new to calligraphy seem to struggle with. I know that learning calligraphy is a slow and intensive process.
I really couldn’t help thinking, as I sat down before the blank canvas, “Well I may have to start over, but I’ll try it anyway.” I mean, I’ve been making art for about 20 years. And I tell you, I thought, “I wonder if Van Gogh thought that about his work.” If he had that kind of attitude. And if he did, then maybe … Read More “Have I Told You Lately” Wall Hanging
When my client, Jennifer, came to me with the idea of this piece for her nephew’s bedroom, I already had these letters floating around in my head. The alphabet is called Lombardic and lends itself to wonderful illustration and ornamentation. These letters are entirely drawn, line by line. Some letters are based on the shape of a circle, but there are many avenues for … Read More “Mountains” Wall Hanging For Nursery
Couple Brad and Ana came to me with dreams, a sweet sketch of an art piece, and an 8″ x 10″ picture frame for their son who is graduating with a Master’s of Art in Administration from Grand Canyon University. They brought a photo of him to me with the inspiration for this project: a suit of arms complete with a helmet and a battle axe! … Read More Medieval Themed Graduation Gift
After emailing back and forth a bit, photographer Cyril Davis of Infinity Machine and I ironed out a few details of this shoot. The model was Jaime LeAnn Edwards, a fashion designer from Tucson. Cyril chose the poem titled, “On Being Human” by C.S. Lewis. Here’s a link to the poem if you’d like to read it. I hadn’t read it before this project, but I … Read More Photo Shoot “On Being Human”
When I describe what a “Santa Letter” is to people — a return letter from Santa to the beloved child or children in their lives — the trickster inside me is scheming a way to surprise the children with facts Santa knows about them. I imagine the looks of surprise on their faces when they read that Santa knows about their teacher or the … Read More Santa Letters 2015