Sunday, August 9, 2009

Calligraphy is ART!!


I am planning, God willing of course, to start filming an online "Calligraphy One--The Right Foundation" class which will be hosted by Gail Schmidt at creative workshops.  I am so very passionate about this wonderful art. It grabs you and sinks into your artistic bones and you are off on this wonderful lifetime journey in search of beautiful quotes and Scripture that you can put into beautiful handwriting. That's what calligraphy is, "the art of beautiful handwriting."  It is an art that can truly be --the agony and the ecstasy.  Calligraphy is not for sissies for sure---but it will be the most rewarding thing you have ever done in your life.  It takes hard work---but the hard work is rewarding because you can see yourself evolving and improving daily. You can combine calligraphy with all sorts of collage and mixed media---and making that combination successfully is an art all in itself. But it is do-able for anyone who is willing to learn.  Calligraphy is an art form--not just handwriting---and I should mention this also--your messy handwriting --or beautiful handwriting for that matter has nothing to do with learning it at all.

This was written with  Zig Calligraphy marker, outlined and embellished in black and shadowed with a Platinum Brushable marker.

10 comments:

julie king said...

i often think of learning calligraphy but usually talk myself out of it. i already have so many art passions, i'm not sure i can handle another one. hee hee

your work always amazes me! you make what is a true art form look so easy and breezy.

Sherry said...

Oh I can hardly wait!!!

Brushed By An Angel said...

I just love calligraphy but I am not very good at it. I have all the tools and just need to practice, your art is so inspiring and I am learning so much from you.
Thanks for sharing all your tips.

Mónica Zúñiga said...

HI Martha, I`ve already ordered those markers! Because I write a lot I have many opportunities to practice shwt I`ve learned in your worksop, I am loving it! :)

Can`t wait for more!
Cheers...Moni.

Tracy said...

i cant wait! you have such a passion for calligraphy and your passion makes me want to try it!

Mary said...

Martha your lettering art is so beautiful!! I am still playing around with the brush markers and am having a difficult time. I did try the scroll brushes and think I am doing better with those, I don't know if it is the harder tip that is easier for me to manipulate or what. I know for me I will just have to practice, practice and practice some more!!!! I think I might sign up for this class, I really do want to learn this. Oh, I think my regular writing is improving, I am more conscious of the forming of my letters. :)

Debbie said...

I enjoyed your class! I keep practicing and practicing...loving it!

lori vliegen said...

woo hoo!! you go girl!! so glad you decided to go on and do a calligraphy series!! i already know that it will be a fabulous class....and it's been so long since i've done any "serious" letterforms, i may just sign up myself!! :)

Sue Krei said...

This is such great news!! I will be signing up for sure! It is something that I've always wanted to accomplish. I am having fun with our class and already applying what I have learned from you. The next class will be wonderful, I know!
Happy Sunday!

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I signed for the Calligra-Fun class and I'm anxious to start, also sent an email to Gail.
Hermila

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