Tuesday, October 28, 2008

gwen weaver workshop

i had a GREAT time this past weekend in orlando with all of my lettering buddies at a pointed pen workshop taught by calligrapher gwen weaver.  i can best describe gwen's work using just one word:  FAB-U-LOUS!  here is a photo of her using one of her favorite esterbrook nibs as she gives us a demo...and there's my very cute friend martha looking on!

here is an example of the beautiful, delicate letterforms that gwen creates, using a nib with a point the size of a straight pin!

here's me and gwen after two wonderful days of lettering, laughter and fun!  after all these years, my heart still skips a beat when i see beautiful letterforms.  and, i just love being with others who feel the same way.  with the convenience of computer fonts, it would be easy to completely abandon the twenty years of blood, sweat and tears that i've put into this craft.  but as long as there are folks out there who share my love for the alphabet, calligraphy is alive and well!  thanks, gwen...please come back soon!

2 comments:

Martha Lever said...

What a precious picture ---and I agree, my hearts skips a beat too when I see beautiful letterforms, especially if there might be a possibility I might be able to learn them! Thanks for the link, buddy! I made one for you too.

Tess said...

I'd say you had a great time, am I right?! I have always admired those with the skill and talent to create such lovely lettering. Nice photos.

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