Friday, December 23, 2011

Welcome to A Letter a Week 2012

Welcome to A Letter a Week 2012, a project that began in 2010 and is primarily about having fun, experimenting and having a regular, small project to focus on each week.

The aim is simply to:

  • Write/create a letter a week
  • Creating 52 letters
  • Which must form 2 x alphabets (that is not 52 x the letter ‘A’)
  • By the end of 2012

The main rule is that the letter must be presented on a piece of material measuring 7cm x 7cm

– this helps keep a sense of uniformity amongst the pieces which helps with exhibition coherence.

The other criterion for 2012 is that ONE alphabet has to meet the criteria of "Going dotty – polka dots and pixels”

– that means the alphabet uses dots or circles in some form, but is still presented on the square. It could mean dotted letters, dotted backgrounds, pixelated letters, nail heads into timber or letters within circles or…your imagination can have fun going dotty.

Each alphabet must be turned into a final piece which could be used for possible publication or exhibition.

– that is, you must put all the letters together into a final piece of art.

If you are interested in joining us, please contact me (Fiona Dempster) and I will get you set up.


  1. F-Thanks for getting this up and running for the keen ones who might want to start a letter on 1 Jan - I'm already thinking about dots. B

  2. Looking forward to going dotty! What a great idea, thanks Fiona.

  3. I also love the idea of going dotty - I'm looking forward to another creative adventure, thanks Fiona xoxoxo

  4. I'm glad to be with you for another year.
    Looking forward to having fun with the polka dots!
    Great idea, thank you Fiona!
    your letters on pebbles are so cute! adorable!

  5. I'm so glad to join all of you this year ! I'm not really sure what "polka dots" could be (sorry, I'm French ...) but don't worry, I'll find out !

  6. I'm happy to be part of ALaW for 2012 too, and yes thanks Fiona for all your behind the scenes work (muchly appreciated!) I think I'll kick off my ALaW for 2012 going all dotty...

    love your pebble header image :-)


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