Sunday, May 17, 2009

The CCC West Side Study Group

Today I did a demo for the CCC West Side Study Group. They asked me to demonstrate a walnut ink technique that I learned in Judy Melvin's workshop. (See the link to her website at left.) These women produced some beautiful work, as you'll see in the following photos. They were such enthusiastic learners...and teachers! Thanks to all for a wonderful play date. And special kudos go to our guests, Linda and Lisa, who were absolutely new to the art of calligraphy but dove headlong into the process and produced some amazing work! (Directly below.)

And ladies, don't forget to send me photos of your finished pieces to post on the blog!!!! I wasn't able to put all of your work on here as some of the photos didn't turn out well. I'd love for all of you to be represented here.

The CCC West Side Study Group










More CCC Study Group Images




More CCC Study Group Images


This is a good example of the progression of the Judy Melvin technique. The first image is done with sumi ink. The second image shows the walnut ink wash, with some of the ink lifted here and there. The third image has color added. (The color in the photos is a bit off from one image to the next, but you get the idea.)

More CCC Study Group Images

The first image was stage 2 of the process and the second image was stage 3. Some of the walnut ink was lifted off and color was added.

More CCC Study Group Images

More CCC Study Group Images



Thursday, May 7, 2009

A New Doodle

Making ATCs Again!



It's time, once again, for the quarterly ATC get together at my local art supply store, Hoosier Highlander in Highland, IN. I added a few more cards to my offerings. Here are a couple of mine. I'll share my acquisitions, with artist permission, sometime this weekend. :-)

Anyone local out there who'd like to participate in the trade, the next one is on August 6th.

Monday, May 4, 2009

God is in the Details!

This is the inside of one my neighbor's tulips! I was walking past her house and this image caught my eye so I ran home to get my camera.

I am amazed at how Father loves to woo us with breathtaking details. Why? Why such beauty and intricacy in something that only lasts a few days, then withers and dies?

I hear Him whisper: "Because it's fun! Because I take delight in seeing you delighted. And because I love you."