Thursday, August 12, 2010

Day 3 at IAMPETH

Usually by day 3 at a week long conference I hit the wall and have to regroup and take a break. I really debated it but I played hooky this morning and went to Sam Flax, the wonderful art store here in Orlando. I missed Jerry Tresser's guilding class (I call him the "Gold Police") in guilding. I say that fondly though because he really is a treasure trove of guilding knowledge but I had to cut something and guilding is something I know pretty much how to do. So, this afternoon was " Vertical Ornamental Penmanship" with Bob Hurford. I was a bit vertically challenged though because I love a slant. He was great although the ornamental capitals will surely take some practice. After a couple of hours I started feeling a bit better with the flourish strokes. I absolutely love a pointed nib so it was all was very fun! Well, I think I might go to the one spot that is to me, heaven on earth, the Mall at Millennia. It's only 10 minutes away! I'm tired though----but not too tired to go to heaven. :))

12 comments:

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Martha,
I love what you're doing on conference!
Oh, if only I had half the talent for lettering, my journal pages would look prettier!
Happy creating,
Hugs,
Anna

Bren said...

Can understand the need for a break, it would be very intensive and such intricate work that you're doing at the workshops. will be fun to watch for those flourishes on future art pieces you do.

Mary said...

sounds like a great trip!!
okay, fess up!! I know you did not go to that wonderful art store and leave empty handed. What wonderful things did you find??? :)

oh I want to go, I think there is one in the Atlanta area????

Janie Husband said...

oh, i love sam flax....go there when i visit my daughter in orlando....hard to leave empty handed...

have fun, your work is beautiful.... ;)

PaperPumpkin said...

Your fluorishes are beautiful, Martha! Tell us everything you purchase on your shopping trips so we can live vicariously through you!!!!! I feel like hittin' the Galleria Mall now...hmmmm.

Prairie Emporium said...

Your class work is awesome!!!

Claire M said...

Oh what a treat to see your recent posts from IAMPETH. It is a real treat to get a peek over your shoulder at your fun experience. Can't wait to see the rest of your posts. Have a great time!
-- Claire

Caryl said...

Anyone willing and brave enough to try twirls and curls deserves praise. I have tried myself and it is REALLY REALLY HARD. You have the talent so I sure would be able to do this well.

Diane said...

I'm so envious of what you can do--this is so beautiful--what an awesome handwritten letter you could write.
And what's that Mall thing--it sounds extremely interesting!

Jane Farr said...

Your Vertical OP is gorgeous Martha! I love your nickname for Jerry. I think he would have to agree that he has earned that moniker! :)

Kelly Warren said...

gorgeous lettering Martha! I'm glad you're having such a great time. A know a full week at a conference like that would surely wear me out. :-)

Pennyb said...

Hi Martha, I love your pen work! I'm a self-taught calligrapher and love playing with letters..I wouls love to learn the ornamental penmanship, it's calling me! Enjoy your "time-out"

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