|Calligraphy Broadsides made for workshop participants.|
While participants were working on their exercises during the workshop, I took some time to make some little "Broadside Strips" for each of them to take home. This photo shows a sampling of the ones I completed during the day. Each has two different alphabet styles, pen and brush calligraphy, and a variety of colour applied. Usually I do one major broadside for each class and have a drawing for the winner, but for this day, and the smaller group, this seemed appropriate.
We don't have enough folks to run the Intermediate Calligraphy Workshop on Saturday, April 12, however the weekly course, Pen and Brush Calligraphy for the Novice, has a good group already registered and will begin on April 9th and run for the next 4 weeks, Wednesday Afternoons, from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. We still have a few seats available, so if you are interested you may register here on my page or email me with questions.
|Book by Emily Diercks, my daughter!|
|Nancy's New Tile Saw|
This week the air is supposed to warm and the huge drifts of snow outside our home are supposed to begin to melt for real. The studio has already been warmer, and when the sun is out, there is real heat to it that warms my bones. I have been blessed with some new electrical lighting in my basement studio which helps keep the atmosphere brighter, but I so long for Spring to be sprung! I am anxious to be in the studio again in the early mornings and long to be on press in the next week working on new projects. It is warm enough now in the studio to being to print again.
As the days get longer and we make our way into the final weeks of Lent, I feel my heart once again opening to the richness of the love of God our Mother in my creative soul. I feel driven to create again in a way that was lost to me in the depths of the winter. My heart soars like a hawk and I know that with the coming of Easter, new life will be reborn in my soul, and that all will be well, and all will be well, with the grace and love of our Mother/Father God, all will be well.