Monday, 14 April 2014

alaw continues ....

I have just caught up my letters for A Letter a Week - IJKLMNOP - March and Aprils' letters.  It always feels good to finish off some of those little things that tick along in the studio.

Tis a gorgeous, nurturing day here - shrouded in mist, gentle rain and a less than gentle blow.  We are experiencing the tail end of the cyclone that hit land in the north of Queensland and having had such a dry summer, the rain is more than welcome.  I love the mists that roll up here into the hills, wrapping us round and secreting us away from all else.  










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    1. Thanks Sue - me too. Always feel more in my comfort zone and yet this year I do want to do some much softer work as well ..... soft greys perhaps!

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  2. SB - subtle and great texture and marks. B

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    1. thanks Barry. These engraving plates have proved to be very versatile. Will need to make some extra large ones ...

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  3. Susan, your black and white work makes my heart sing. And these pieces...these maps of the alphabet make me yearn to follow their trails to see where they lead. What a delightful trek!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. This was going to be my free choice alphabet but I think it really resonates more with the prescribed 'place' alphabet. I think it was Lisa McGarry who suggested this some time ago and it seems like a good idea to me!

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  4. I love the complex business of the line in these - definitely a different take on the alphabet!

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    1. The things we non calligraphers do with an alphabet! this one has been fun for sure and I love the fact that I am using my fathers' old lettraset. It adds more meaning though on a very personal level.

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  5. You are a champ Fiona, thanks - I know how we both love charting, trails, maps .... cartography. The backgrounds rather than the letters are taking on their own sense of 'place' I think. Now I will need to come up with a freeform idea for my other alphabet.

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  6. Fascinating mark making.

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    1. thanks Jackie ... think that mark making is my comfort zone .... am always much happier when I am not doing anything too realistic.

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