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.


Sue Simpson aka - The Purple Pixie said...

Thanks for the plug Alison. I loved the teaching and thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality.
Love The Tea Lafy xxx
PS - Never mind BLOGGING! Have you made your book yet? The clock is ticking! lol

CJ said...

Popped over from Sue's blog. Looks like it was a great class

Suzi Smith said...

Looks like you all had a great day... sue had nothing but praise for you all!

Alison said...

Hey CJ and Suzie Smith,
thanks for popping over to visit our blog xx