Monday, 4 April 2011

A little more calligraphy.....

Some years ago I created this piece of calligraphy to record our granchildren's names and dates of birth. I will be totally honest and say that I have used a layout previously written by Lorna Bambury, sadly now passed on. Lorna had written her grandchildren's names like this only much better than I did of course. I thought it was such a great idea I wanted to do one too. My gilding is nothing like hers but I didn't want to post it without giving her the credit. She was wonderful at gilding....I once had the honour of sitting beside her when CLAS had a regional day in Dublin....there was also an exhibition of calligraphy and I came away from that totally 'drunk' with letters, colour and layouts...augh, it was just wonderful to be among like-minded folk. A once in a lifetime experience for me.
I regret that the photo is not so good - out of focus but as you know I'm challenged in that department!


  1. Very lovely there Joyce and love the gold work there too.. with pickies try to take while un-glassed if you can,I usually cane as use cheap frames and just order mats in colours to match...and see if your camera has a macro setting as this is the one I use for my pickies too..closer is better..maybe it may help love it anyway, and thanks for sharing!
    Shaz in oz.x

  2. Shaz...I did say I was camera dear girl I don't even know what 'macro' is or means LOL!!!