I am a calligrapher who lives in a suburb of Sydney. It is so interesting to hear about the backgrounds of the other people involved in the project. I also hadn’t realised how far and wide we are spread. I have been teaching calligraphy to adults for many years and I love doing that, it is so rewarding seeing the students’ enjoyment and their development.
Over the years my work has become less traditional and I often use free lettering, done with a variety of unorthodox tools, to create what I call ‘calligraphic art’ (that means not always legible). In another life I was a milliner and I am still very attached to fabric and find myself often using it in my work. ALaW is a wonderful idea, especially as I always need a challenge, a new way to do things or develop ideas.
From my first alphabet of 2011 - double ruling pen and ink on acetate film