Sunday, November 4, 2012

Fiona's 2nd alphabet underway!

I have been feeling a bit badly that I have fallen so far behind this year with my letters.  Fortunately I got a few hours the other afternoon when I was feeling well enough to go over to the studio and have a fiddle.

Sometimes when you have been sick and are still recovering, it is hard to find the energy or the enthusiasm to create a piece of magic; but ALaW is something I can begin and do.

I worked out how far behind I was (like 4 months or 16 letters) and thought I'd see how far I could go.

I'm proud to say that I am now on track!  I have completed the 16 letters and one more just for good measure.  I am working on some of the paper I recently marbled, and am using a metallic copper ink.  I have decided to make an exemplar book, using modern Versals.

Every second page is lighter and I hope that looks OK in the finished product. Altho they are not nearly as pink as these photos appear!  They are just a softer version of blue-green of the first one.

It feels good to be back on track and I am excited that I even have images of the finished piece in my mind!  Now to stay on track...


  1. Fiona, Your letters are beautiful! So clean and modern with a playful energy about them. I'm glad you're feeling better too!

  2. I love your gentle strokes on the delicate marbled pattern, Fiona. It must feel great to have made such a good start - and to be caught up now! And do I detect the Rives watermark on the 'D'? (It's one of my all-time favorite papers - lovely texture & 'tooth'!)
    Wishing you ever-more productive/healthy days in the studio & out-and-about...

  3. Fiona, These are so elegant and as jgr said "clean" I love them.

  4. Thanks Jane - they are very simple and clean aren't they? I designed the myself and I think they work.

    Thanks Lisa - yes indeed, the beautiful BFK Rives it is! Feels so good to have made a start - and without killing myself.

  5. Thanks Eithna - so glad you love them!

  6. Interplanetary, whimsical, no the word escapes me.....but they were worth the wait. They are just YOU.


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