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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Letters after Lindisfarne

The exhibition is currently showing. There were so many pieces that they were split alphabetically. I am in the first section and I am reproducing my double page spread below. There is a website http://ircc.org.uk/letterscapes/LALgallery/index.html and all the works can be seen here. I am so pleased that there is an online exhibition because I was able to download my work. I had quickly photographed the piece before sending it, but at such haste that the result was appalling. Now I have an image I can see and share.


I am a member of South Wales Scribes and we had a workshop around the Letters after Lindisfarne project with Lin Kerr. Lin had some very sound advice about layout and I have some images from that workshop to show soon. Lin also gave the advice to make two copies at the same time. As I promised a copy to the author of the smaller quotation it was a good idea. It didn't turn out as expected, but I'll go into that story again.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

More green


Like the header above curved green lines. I love the colour, but this shows a problem with the camera I chose to use. Re-think needed...

Monday, June 24, 2013

Just a note

Just to give my apologies while I experiment with the layout of this blog. I am building a blog for South Wales Scribes and I'm working on the layout.

Friday, May 24, 2013

On being a Hand Double.

A week ago I was 'on location' with a film production unit based here in Wales, at Margam Park and Castle. I won't comment in detail here as the TV programme Da Vinci's Demons second series won't be shown until next year and my contribution may end up on the cutting room floor. It was an interesting day. I was well looked after by the crew and found out some interesting things about film making and the growing film production facilities in Wales. What great opportunities for young people in the Principality.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Ouch 2

A second baby. Not such a long name, but looks painful.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Life is full of opportunities

Spring is here in the Northern hemisphere and with it come the buds of opportunity. In the next few days I will be re-making a piece from a few years back ready for exhibition here in Swansea. I'm taking the opportunity to re-make and address my concerns about style and size in the existing version. A double opportunity to exhibit and revisit a project. And there's more, but I'll save it for another post.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

The Briem Report

Flagged up by both Ruth Roland and Gemma Black, the Briem report is available from http://www.operina.com/ in two pdf books, high and low resolution. This report covers work in the fields of graffiti, handwriting, calligraphy, lettering, type design, typography, research. It contains work by both Ruth and Gemma and is a fabulous resource for calligraphers and designers. Take a look, download or wait for the book to become available in print.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Found on the Web

Sue Simpson has examples of wedding invitation wraps on her current blog. What a nice solution to this problem. Having done invitations for one daughter and one daughter-in-law I can empathise with the situation she describes.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Something New

As yet unfinished. I was just testing the colour. Off to find the paper to use as support.
Added quickly from my phone. This is from a sketch book and is written  with witch pens using Gouache on cartridge paper. This is not the final layout that I want and the paper needs more character. I have in mind a heavy handmade watercolour paper hence the use of the witch pen. The 'Rowan Tree' needs to be placed after the 'and'. I was pleased with my performance; no guide lines, a wobbly surface and rushed. The lesson to learn might be 'get on with it'.

Something from the past

Recovered; a piece from a while back.
The uncial writing is mine in this collaborative piece which was presented by the Welsh Government on a visit to China. I am hoping to find a clearer image one day.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

New Year, another start

First post of this piece composed by our friend Gareth Williams to mark our 25th wedding anniversary last year.It has taken nearly 12 months to fit the job in. The image above, taken with a phone, displays the fall off of the camera flash. Not the best solution, but a start.