Friday, January 27, 2012
Last night I held a Help Session here at my house.
The Triangle Calligraphers' Guild (TCG) is hosting the Carolina Lettering Arts Society (CLAS) annual general meeting here in April. Part of that weekend workshop will be a display of lettering pieces done by members of the TCG. The theme for these designs is The Fanciful Letter.
Beginners to experts will be a part of this calligraphic endeavor, and it is proving to be a very exciting collaborative.
So, you say, what do these Help Sessions entail? Well, you come to the get-together bringing your body, your brain, your talent, and maybe even something written down on paper! I have my idea in my head, but so far I have nothing on paper. 3 out of 5 of the gals who showed up last night actually had rough drafts of what they wanted to work on.
We all sat around the fire, went around the room, and shared our thoughts on what looked great, what might be suggestions for improvement, and just all around sharing what we love to share...our love for the lettering arts.
What you see above is a sheet I worked up while getting ready for the Session. I sat down with a stack of calligraphic books and read their chapters on layout. As I foraged through all of the instructions, I tried to summarize them and put them in an easy-to-digest, fun fashion.
Come learn with us! We're a good group!