Sunday, May 1, 2011
Yesterday I helped man a booth for the Triangle Calligraphers' Guild at the Cary Spring Daze. What a spectacular day to have this event. I had never been to this annual Arts & Crafts day nor had I manned a table. I was amazed at how immense Bond Park was as well as the crowd!
Anyway, what we were doing were demos of the many calligraphic lettering styles that make up the calligraphic world. We'd ask the passersby if they would like a hand-lettered bookmark. If so, we would ask them their names and then start right in on making the beautiful letterforms with our pens and inks and various markers.
It was a treat to hand over the bookmark to the festival goers and hear them say, "It's so beautiful!" There were even some who remarked that they actually wanted to learn how to do what we were doing.
Well, you can! If you like what you see in the picture above and want to learn that style of lettering, then come join me in June. I will be teaching it.
Just send me an email at Kerrlligraphy@gmail.com and I will send you the details!