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!)




Even though it was pouring today, it was so much fun walking around the city with Jennifer and Cheryl!

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!


3 Comments on “IAMPETH: Day 4”

  1. Dara says:

    Samira, I love reading these posts. I know absolutely nothing about your craft, but am amazed and inspired! Keep it up, girl!

  2. Paula Gast says:

    Good going, girl!

    Sent from my iPad

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