Sunday, May 23, 2010

Play Time!!!!!!

My class notes are about done!!! Just a few little tweaks to take care of so I am putting them aside for a day or two and picking up the pen to play! Had fun this morning!

Friday, May 21, 2010

More for Class

Still working hard preparing things for Odyssey and Iampeth. I did this flourish early this morning. I am enjoying the Old World Iron Gall Ink. This is done on Maruman paper. Very smooth and responsive to the pointed pen. Looking forward to getting the colours out again...soon I hope!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Getting ready for Iampeth and Odyssey and trying to get lots of flourishes prepared. Here is a sneak peek of a scroll flourish. This is done with Old World Iron Gall ink on Clairefontaine Triomphe paper.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Zen of the Pointed Pen

I am spending hours a day getting my flourishing notes ready for Iampeth and Odyssey 2010. Taking a time out from the flourishes to do a pointed pen Zentangle®. This one is done on diploma parchment with Old World Iron Gall ink, a Gillott 404 penpoint and a Faber Castell mechanical HB pencil.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Paris in the Springtime

It has been an extraordinarily busy season for me. This last little commission was an absolute delight to do. I worked on a butter yellow cardstock with indigo ink. The client asked for acorns and a fleur de lis to be included in the design. It was fun and whimsical to work on!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Corner Flourishing

Trying to catch up on correspondence over the weekend. I owe two to my dear friend Joe and had fun working on his envelopes. He always finds the best vintage stamps to use and sends me Spencerian Script written on vintage paper. Receiving a piece of work from him is like going back in time! I tried to make the piece done with the Indigo McCaffery's ink to look very subtle and aged. It did not scan well. The burgundy piece is done on my new Crown Mill Stationery from Belgium. Lovely envelopes that even take a light watercolour wash.