Sunday, 11 October 2009

Lively Letters & Contemporary Calligraphy

This was the theme for our October meeting - with fabulous tutor, Sue Simpson!

We started the day practising in pencil with pressure release, loosening up our writing style and experimenting with bouncing letters and words around. Sue explained that she had developed this informal and lively style over time and it was actually odd to try to structure it into a more formal workshop - so much of this writing is personal style, preference and individual taste so it's not like learning a formal script at all.

Trying to organise the rabble for a photograph!! Bernice managed to sneak out before I'd got my camera ready so she's missing from the pic!

Sue's work is shown below - these are cards that she produces and sells, quirky and individual and a perfect gift.

Monday, 5 October 2009

Meeting Saturday 10th Oct

Our next meeting is coming up this Saturday, and it's going to be a good session with our tutor, Sue Simpson, looking at 'Lively Letters & Contemporary Calligraphy'

Sue is the founder member and honorary President for North Yorkshire Calligraphers, I first met her years ago on a weekend course back when I was about 13 (far too long ago now!!) She is totally inspirational - overcoming worsening eyesight to continue with her profession. Have a look at her site for recent examples of work here

Hopefully the newer members will be returning for their taste of a tutor workshop with the group.

I'll be taking the camera so photos will be up early next week!

North Yorkshire Calligraphers - Exhibition

The North Yorkshire Calligraphers have an exhibition this month at Ripon Cathedral 'Inspired by Words'

It runs from now until the end of October - click here for details