Thursday, September 22, 2011

Fall Calligraphy Class Schedule and Registration Deadlines

This week is the registration deadline for my 6-week classes coming up in October. For a full description and registration form, please email me at wildesigns@att.net and I'll send you a pdf document.

#1 ~ Introduction to the “Art of Beautiful Writing”
6-week (adults)
Date: Tuesdays, October 4–November 8
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Fee: $135 (fee includes all materials)
Registration deadline: Sept. 20

#2 ~ Introduction to the “Art of Beautiful Writing”
6-week (students)
Date: Wednesdays, October 5–November 9
Time: 10 am–11:30 am
Fee: $75 (fee includes all materials)
Registration deadline: Sept. 21

#3 ~ Introduction to the “Art of Beautiful Writing”
One-Day Workshop
Date: Saturday, November 12
Time: 9 am–5 pm
Fee: $75 (fee includes all materials)
Registration deadline: Oct. 29






#4 ~ Create a Finished Piece
Date: Thursdays, October 6–November 10
Time: 10 am–1 pm
Fee: $120 (supply list given at registration)
Registration deadline: Sept. 22













#5 ~ Basic Italic
Date: Fridays, October 7–November 11
Time: 10 am–1pm
Fee: $120 (supply list given at registration)
Registration deadline: Sept. 23


QUESTIONS: e: wildesigns@att.net or p: 219.616.0135

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Weekend Fun!

This past weekend was spent at the BMX track, watching my son race and win two first-place trophies in his 9-yr. old intermediates class! And in between being BMX mom, I volunteered to do temporary tattoos for the kids to raise money for our home track.

I probably did over 100 "tattoos" and had LOTS of practice with brush manipulation by the end of the second day! Wrote a lot of names and "I [heart] BMX!" :-) Here's a pic of one of my tattoos and face paintings.

One little boy named "Jacob" spent 10 minutes telling my how he'd just learned to write his name. He proceeded to tell me how each letter was formed—over and over and over again! My favorite description was the "J". In his words: "OK. You start at the top and go down, down, down. Then you do a little turn this way. Then you make a little hook, but just a little one! And don't go all the way up with it."

Monday, September 5, 2011

CCC's 8" x 10" Exhibit



The Chicago Calligraphy Collective's All-Members' Show, called "8 x 10" will be up at the Skokie, IL Public Library from September 10 until October 22.

I did this logo a while back for the event.







And finished this piece last week to put in the show. This is one of three that I'm submitting. The quote reads:

"Abstract art enables the artist to perceive beyond the tangible; to extract the infinite out of the finite. It is the emancipation of the mind. It is an explosion into unknown areas." ~ Arshile Gorky

When I'm playing with shape, line and movement, I often experience that "emancipation of the mind" as I delve into areas that are out of my comfort zone. It's in those "unknown areas" where I often meet the Lord, and where I feel He helps me "extract the infinite out of the finite."