IAMPETH: Day 4Posted: August 10, 2012
It’s official… I drink too much coffee… I have had about five cups today. Don’t tell anyone… But I’m still drinking coffee at 9 pm.
Today I attended Gestures of the Pen with Barbara Close.
I’m not going to lie, this class made me a little uncomfortable at first. Why? Because the class was all about being free and expressing yourself with your pen.
Let’s get one thing straight. I mainly do copperplate calligraphy. Copperplate is structured, orderly and not spontaneous. This class stretched me to loosen up and have fun… And for that, I am thankful!
Some samples from my play…
Though this image isn’t suppose to be legible, it is a verse from the Bible: Jeremiah 29:11. (Check it out if you don’t know it!)
Do you ever wonder who creates the fonts? Stephen Rapp does. Stephen is a fontographer (say that five times fast). Tonight he presented on how to create fonts and shared samples of his work. One company that uses his fonts: Trader Joes. Pretty Sweet.
Alright I’m off to meet up with some calligraphers for a critique and to work on my letter forms…. Until tomorrow!