Herewith my dotty letter offerings for Jan/Feb 2012:
- Braille Alphabet -
As predicted in my first post about my braille alphabet,
I am finding it difficult to pace myself.
My format is very simple and
I just can't limit myself to cutting out one piece of metal.
For continuity's sake, I want to do them all at once.
Since the whole concept of the alphabet is tactile, it is hard
to make them look exciting in photographic form
(I have been having fun running my fingers over them, but oh, the fingerprints!)
I shall have to spend my time thinking of some very clever way of
displaying them as a whole to make them more appealing.
Curving the metal plates around something cylindrical is
going around in my mind at the moment
and of course making sure the sharp edges are contained so that
nobody ends up with cut fingers.
Also thinking about adding to the sensory side of things
with the noise the plates might make if they were to jingle together.