It's been quite a while since I last posted to the blog. Seems like life has been really busy this summer.
I wanted to show you what I did in a calligraphy conference I attended a few weeks ago. I decided I could finally take a week off and attend Legacies II, a week-long calligraphy conference that was held in Richardson, Texas.
I took two, 3-day, classes. One from Rachel Yallop called "Beyond the Literal Letter," and one from Julian Waters called "Black Letter Variations."
The piece above was done while in class with Julian Waters. I endeavored to practice the different variations while also making it into a layout. I used a large gridded pad for this which made it much simpler to keep my letters vertically straight while keeping them on the horizontal line as well. My notes are in the right margin.
The names in the middle of the "exemplar" are those of my 5 grandchildren.