Hello fellow ALaWeekers
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.
Welcome Susan! And best of luck with your new blog! It's a little strange putting your voice out there in a new way at first but it becomes a wonderful source of support and community. Your letters are truly wonderful. I love that they're each a little different but all very much in a distinctive style. I can't wait to see more of your work. xxReplyDelete
many thanks Lorinda - lovely to have that encouragement before the day has even finished. Am certain I am going to enjoy this ALaW community.Delete
Lovely work Susan. Glad you joined this motley crew. Good luck with your blog... I find blogging is the most rewarding experience, on many levels.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jo - from what I have seen, not such a motley crew! Really glad to be joining in with such inspired and creative people.Delete
Like you I started enjoying this site last year but as a lurker - was a little intimidated to try it myself. As a new participant this year, I'm having the best time! And just love how everyone's style is SO different, given the same parameters. Your alpha looks so interesting and I really like how each is so distinctive individually; there are several potentials in there to build entire alphas around! These look fab and I can't wait to see more. I'm glad you've joined us.ReplyDelete
Once more a new interpretation of that dotty thing ! I particularly like your black and white letters but I'm waiting for the others colored to come !ReplyDelete
I cracked myself up when I first saw these letters - I kept going whose are these? I love them! They are so graphic! They are so gorgeous - look at that rust! Laugh - it was you!ReplyDelete