Tuesday, September 27, 2011

home again

I am feeling almost human again.  I might even get my creative juices flowing today.  That would feel really good.  Until I get back into the swing of creating I will show some images from my trip.  France is such an amazing place and we totally loved our holiday.

This is the staircase in the Swarovski store on the Champ Elysees.  Pretty fabulous!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Coming to you from Europe

Have you missed me? I have been in Paris with no Internet access. I am now on the French Riveria in an apartment that has wifi. I can hardly believe that this dream of mine has finally come true! I am so blessed.
Paris was a whirl wind. I went to the flea market where I found a few treasures. I will post pictures when I get home. We went to the Louvre, Orsay, Versailles,the Eiffel tower, Luxenburg Gardens,the Tuilleries, the Champs Elyses. We took a river cruise on the Seine. we went to Giverny and saw Claude Monet's gardens. I got some great photos there!
I even found a calligraphy shop in Paris. She had a wall of envelopes done in marvelous calligraphy. I sure wish I would have got a photo of that.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

more of my calligraphy remains of the day type journal

These pages are from a calendar on the left and a poster on the right.  The poster was one our guild did a number of years ago.  Actually, I think it was the first year that I belonged to the guild. 

Monday, September 5, 2011

calligraphy journal continues

This page was created with photos from a friend of mine.  I think this has been around for a while but it is really cool.  Also, what else would I do with these pictures.  It fits the journal perfectly.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

calligraphy journal continues

The page on the left is made of a paper napkin.  On the left is a quill pen that was given to me.  I would never use it so into the journal it goes!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

more of my calligraphy remains of the day type journal

I have had a couple requests to see more of this journal so here it is.  I have put anything calligraphy related into this journal.  Practice sheets, envelopes, clippings you name it.

Friday, September 2, 2011

just a quick little piece

I love playing with sheer fabrics.  The color can be so vibrant and bright.  I used three colors to make the layers of the flowers.  I also used transfer crayons on rubbing templates to create the leaves.  It is actually a technique that I came up with and will be in Cedar Canyon's new book on rubbing templates.  Pretty cool.