The Letterary Blog
Let the Beauty of what you LOVE be what you do! Rumi
How exciting, tomorrow I will be speaking at the American Mensa Annual Gathering, being held at the Nugget Casino Resort. My LOVE of Lettering has taken me to the most exciting places. "Lettering as Art!"
American MENSA Annual Gathering (July 6-10)
Workshop Date: July 7th, 2022 Time: 1:30pm-2:45pm
The Nugget Casino Resort Sparks, NV
July 7th, 2022 1:30pm-2:45pm Workshop Description: In a short 20-minute video we will explore and be introduced to the many handwritten lettering characters of the globe. We will return to our simple, recognizable Roman alphabet, A to Z, created by King Charlemagne in Europe during the 8th century, way before computers and the internet existed. Our instructor, Carol, who carries a calligraphy pen with her wherever she goes, has been writing ever since she first learned the ABCs. Lettering, writing, and reading are the foundation of every society on Earth. During this session we will be working with Carol’s favorite tools to create our lettering using two pencils held together with a rubber band and a felt-tip Marvy Uchida calligraphy pen. Carol will be sharing how she works with these simple tools to write exciting affirmations that instill a joyfulness in living while encouraging others that they can do the same. Pencils, pens, practice sheets, and writing paper will be provided.
To Register https://bit.ly/3xC4RP0
Quite a few years ago, I drew this hummingbird with my Calligraphy pen. Just another way to use my talents, in working with this strange funny flat tip writing instrument!
Of course I would be sharing a Valentine's Day message with you in Calligraphy! After all this is a site on lettering. I also wish to share that I have a great contact with Marvy Uchida of America...the company has some great, the best, I use them daily...felt tip Calligraphy pens that I highly recommend. Check them out.
I enjoy all lettering styles! And I like to play with adding type with my calligraphy and images. Having an Apple Mac computer has helped me greatly in my career. My computer skills escalated! That being the case I found I also am as much an artist, Illustrator, Calligraphy lettering artist, photographer, author, graphic artist, and everything, anything ART, I so enjoy the capabilities the computer has offered me. Thx Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak! The future of Art is in embracing technology as much as the past!
I love all lettering, always have, even as a young child. Lettering is beautiful and has a message all it's own. Lettering has always been ART to me.