Friday, February 20, 2009

Place Cards

Macaulay, our daughter, is coming today from Greenville, SC, for a baby shower that her good friend and her mother are giving her.   I volunteered that I would be glad to do the place cards- so here they are. Pretty good---I can always  over scrutinize my calligraphy but I actually enjoyed doing them,  It was a "labor of love" for sure. For the blue, I used Peacock Blue and white Windsor and Newton Gouache which is what most calligraphers use to get opaque color. I used a oblique pen holder and pointed nib.
I wish I were a better photographer.......


6 comments:

Jane Farr said...

Your lettering is splendid Martha! Your joyful spirit definitely flows through your pen. Thanks for sharing the details. Have fun!

lori vliegen said...

it looks like you've been having some fun!! these are wonderful...i love the playfulness of your letterforms, and of course, the hearts!! :)

Sherry said...

You truly have a talent many would love to have. We never seem to like our own handwriting whether it be calligraphy or everyday writing. All those years of studying have certainly paid off for you. These are beautiful!

carolyn said...

your lettering is fantastic! i am trying to learn how to do that...in fact i just got lisa engelbrecht's new book so now i just need to practice it!

2ifbysea said...

Hi Martha! I just nominated you for a "Spreader of the Love" award. See my current blog post for details. Thanks!

Carol Sloan said...

I live in Piedmont, SC which is right beside Greenville!

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