Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Creative Ladies Get Together

 This time I lead the craft that we do each time we celebrate the birthdays during that time. Usually we would have a pot luck, birthday cake and ice cream. Because of Covid, we decided, once more, to have a zoom get together.  We've been so lucky that everyone has shared a craft over the years. It has been a while since I had done it and one morning I thought of this; A patchwork card.



My first samples
Just some of the papers    


Aiko's
Tomoko's



Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Summer Workshop for Friends of Calligraphy with Sharon Zeugin 2021

 Wonderful workshop with Sharon who gave us tons of ideas to meld sketching in Letters, Lines and Images. Here are some of my attempts to finish our papers into an accordian book.

 
Front cover made with my botanical print paper. wrapped with Amate paper strip
 
 
After a quick handwriting exercise, my attempt at my own letterforms.

The first page of the book with a double image attempt. First using a folded cola pen and then a sketch with a fine point marker and washed with watercolor.


One of the pages using walnut ink, acrylic orange ink, black pen and collaged with some asian wrapping papers and a web used from a grocery store potato bag....all on gesso...left is the front of the book.


Thursday, May 27, 2021

EIGHT SESSION ZOOM CLASS FROM BRUGGE

Brody Neuenschwander, a fantastic artist and calligrapher is giving an 8 series lesson from April to December. The first lessons have been great. Here are a few of my scribblings;











Monday, February 15, 2021

Zoom class - some results - there are a lot more;

Wendy Thulbergs workshop

Connie Furgason's from Trivial Pursuits

Stitch club exercise

Cherryl Mootes workshop

Empty Spaces Marina Soria- my exercise using letters from the movie Black Panther

First cut from Empty spaces

words to be used for Empty spaces

An Vanhendrijk class of kalandria lettering

Another class from An, creating your own letterforms.

 

Penwag presentation and button necklace workshop

So kind of Penwag, Peninsula Wearable Arts Guild, to invite me to give a presentation on my journey to become an artist. Michelle Paganini is the program chair and asked that I teach my button necklace class. I was fortunate to have good techical help from Kevin Roche, Andrew Trembly and George Paganini. This was a Zoom event. Here are some photos of necklaces participants have sent me. They did a wonderful job.

 

Michelle Paganini
Michelle Paganini
Sue Cyr

 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Still being able to learn

I thought that, by my age, I should be a sage. The enlightenment would be reached and I could dwell in the comfort of knowing... At 78, it hasn't happened yet. I am trying to know something.....maybe more of myself than anything else. So, with the Covid 19 happening and all my face to face workshops being cancelled, I am taking as many or too many online classes to fill my little brain.

Now I am learning to Zoom.. Wow, what a technology to have. How lucky we do have it.

I gave a short class to Artseed. I volunteered to help try to save their summer intensive workshops for vulnerable kids. It worked and the group was pleased with my small contribution.

Next, I am the guinea pig for SCRAP-sf, planning Zoom classes. We are trying to figure out logistics of materials and tools and use of Zoom for the workshops. Challenging.