Monday, April 4, 2011

A fun Saturday...

 We had a fabulous one day workshop at my studio with Eliza Holliday learning graphite techniques with different letterforms. Everyone is working so hard in the picture. Lori is down at the end creating something fabulous as always. Eliza is looking at the camera with a pretty smile and Rynda is on the left and Denice is on the right. We always have such a wonderful time when we get together and Eliza stoked the lettering fires within us and gave us some wonderful instruction and wowed us with some of her finished pieces... which are nothing short of genius.
Just look above at this wonderful piece that Eliza lettered on fabric. Although she said this piece is not finished, it looks pretty fabulous to me so far! And below is a little sample I did in the workshop. My right brain doesn't work too well in workshops setting  (I am too busy talking with my left brain) so the technique needs lots of work but I see great potential in this fun technique with the Neuland letterforms.
The word love is suppose to be there too but I couldn't figure out where to put it. Hopefully Lori will post some pictures of what she did because hers was really great.


Mary said...

I am continually amazed with how many different letter forms there are, and how beautiful they are.

What a fun Saturday you had.

katie purcell said...


Marie aka Grams said...

You are all amazing artists. I'm inviting you all to SLC to give a workshop, where we can learn your water drop flowers, your brush lettering, your mini paintings, your al.

Createology said...

Spending time with friends is always the best and especially when getting to be creative as well. Love the combo lettering.

Kathryn Zbrzezny said...

Oh, Martha, what a great idea for a day with art friends! Blessings to you!

Laura Bolter said...

I saw Lori's post, too and I'll just say how fortunate you are to have a group of lettering buddies. I started work in Hallmark's Lettering department right out of college. It was awesome to be a part of a group that lived for letters!

Jane Farr said...

Lucky! What a wonderful way to spend a Saturday. I think your piece looks great Martha. ( I never do my best work during a workshop either.) I really admire Eliza's work.

Kelly said...

Awesome. I would have a hard time trying to figure out where to put the "love" too! It looks so great with just the "Hope" and 'Faith'.

ArtfulLee Designed said...

I love getting together with friends and creating too Martha. your lettering is great

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