Saturday, March 31, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
February merges into March with "I"
I've started looking into the finishing of the piece, this one's a bit more technical and I believe it's going to take a little more time to nut out what I'll be needing in turns of the final touches and from whom. I want to create a light box effect like they appear in these photo's, hopefully it'll work out - things always sound great in 'theory'
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Monday, March 26, 2012
Sunday, March 25, 2012
The four of them together on block mat board.
K and L seem to do OK.
And this is the tool I have been using to pierce with. I bought it in Japan at a hardware store (may I just digress and say that a Japanese hardware store is to do die for!) and it is super sharp and strong; and has a great grip. If I ever go back, I expect several more of these will be in my bags on the way home. Note to self - not in my carry-on luggage!
I started a new piercing mat as well when I started these letters - so this is it so far.
Saturday, March 24, 2012
Here are the pics ....... I actually like the photo of the letters on the discarded 'bits' and the remnants on their own.
Have really enjoyed looking at everyone's alphabets :-)
Be back next month. Happy lettering.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Thank you to all of you who commented on my first blog effort. I was just sitting here looking over some of the recent posts when I noticed (not sure how I missed this the first time) the parameters for our alphabets ..... 7cm squares! Didn't see that so am going to have to re do my letters ...... Some may reduce but I am not sure that many will. Just when I had caught up and was about to submit my second post.
Watch this space and I will come back with trimmed or re done letters. Think I will be dotty by the end of this particular alphabet!
Moooving Forward, as they say. I forgot to put the drawing pins from the chests (still in their original packaging and surprisingly still shiny) on the first lot of letters. The pins will anchor them onto the support for the finished project. Am loving everyone else's creations....isn't it a great way to spend creative time!! Heather
Thursday, March 22, 2012
This is my first blog to this site and as such I am a little apprehensive about what I am doing. I have begun my own blog too and am just beginning to get the hang of it. (trace-marks.blogspot.com.au)
I have joined this project and have been looking back over the last couple of years of blogging - loving all the creative alphabets I have seen, coveting many of the ideas and envious of those with obvious calligraphy talent! As you will see from my alphabet (I have begun with the spotty one), I have no calligraphic talent though I absolutely have a deep love of language and its place in our artwork.
For some years in my art practice as a painter and etcher and over the last dozen years an artist's bookmaker, I have used the theme 'The Art of Language' - using ideas such as interpretations and reinterpretations, the concept of telling and retelling stories in various ways by leaving some of my books unbound. I even use language in my artwork though it is by no means recognisable as such ....... scribble would be more accurate.
I am attaching a couple of images rather than an image of each letter alphabetically. Over the course of the year I am certain I will enjoy this project more and more - not just delighting in it as a voyeur but with practice, enjoying it as a participant.
As you can see, there is little coherent in my letters other than the dots ....... well, thank goodness for them. I will try to make my next alphabet more cohesive ..........
Happy lettering. Glad to be part of this fun group.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
These were an interesting bunch to design. It took a while to find balance for all of them except the letter "l". Here I figured that one would be the most difficult!
See you next month!