Pointed Penmanship

Where I am now in pointed-pen proficiency. I can’t delude myself that I’m any better than this: I just finished addressing about 220 double wedding envelopes. I’m certainly warmed up.

I also hope to one day achieve proper spelling in conjunction with proper writing. I do know how to spell — when I’m not looking at the letterforms themselves.

Tallahassee #4

Here’s another one. There was another one — I don’t have an image for it — which was reader poem about the 2000 election. I did it as a sort of reverse to this one: white italic poem on black center, with black copperplate Election 2000 words on white. I like the idea of having the two election subjects done in a similar manner to connect events which are separated in history by 25 years.

Tallahassee: In Its Own Words

Here’s a piece that may not see the light of day in real life. I’ve been working on 10 pieces for a show that was to be hung tomorrow in the local community theater. The pieces are based on lines from the script of the play that starts next Friday. This had been in the works for 2 months, but there may not be room for my pieces.

In the original post, the picture was much bluer than this one. This one’s color-corrected.

Room to breathe

So often I get calls for calligraphy which has to be crammed into a space that is sometimes smaller than the typewritten original. It’s very frustrating. But this quote was required to fit a space at least 23″ tall by 32″ wide. So the x-height of these letters is 5/8″. What luxury! (That’s not a wrinkle at the top right, but a shadow from an open door. I set the piece on the floor and leaned over it to take the photo.)

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