I grew up in Raleigh at a time when the nuns taught at Our Lady Of Lourdes. They lived out back of the school and wore those imposing yet Holy Habits that commanded your adoration, attention, and, quite frankly, your fear. So, when they asked you to "sit up straight" with your "feet flat on the floor" and compose your letters properly according to the Palmer Method of Handwriting, you did just that! I believe it was at that impressionable age that I became infatuated with the formation of letters. When I was introduced to calligraphy in 1978, it was no wonder I fell in love with this beautiful art form. My first taste of the calligraphic world lasted no longer than one hour. The instructor turned a piece of chalk on its edge to form calligraphic works of art from A to Z on the chalkboard. That was that! But it was all I needed to fire the embers that had been sparked in elementary school. Watching the slow, rhythmical shaping of those letters was like listening to classical music. It was not until 1997 that I enrolled in my first formal calligraphy class. Boy, were my eyes opened! I knew I had a lifelong road of learning ahead of me. It's been 38 years since that white piece of chalk was laid on its side. I am still learning. Come learn with me!

Monday, June 16, 2014

My Art of Cell Phone Cover

Okay, I am venturing from lettering here, but this is way too much fun to do! My son and I took an acrylic art class two weekends ago. I took a picture of my canvas and then made it into a cell phone cover using Vistaprint. It is really easy, and it is fun to have my artwork in hand all day! 

I took a picture of his finished piece and made him a cover for Father's Day. If you have patience, you can wait for Vistaprint to put this on sale.

Note: If you are thinking of doing this with an image, make sure that the image is one that is either a long landscape or a tall portrait.

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