Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Covered

I just came back from a few days work-working in Melbourne, to be greeted by the latest edition of Colophon, the Australian Calligraphers Society journal.

How chuffed was I to see my artwork on the front and back covers? Very!!!



Our fabulous editor Liz Firth approached me to write an article on my experience at Summer School in Winter - where I took two classes with Laurent Pflughaupt from France (see here, here and here).

I happily wrote my words and sent through some accompanying images, and Liz chose to use two of them for the journal.


The cover is a piece called Urban Grit - begun in class, and completed at home in the studio; and the back cover image is Graffiti - again, begun in class, but completed at home.

The issue is chock a block with interesting articles, reflections and investigations.

It was a very happy homecoming as I also opened a package from my parents who have been tripping around Tasmania, and they had collected some extra wooden type for me... just what I needed.


I do just love letters...


18 comments:

  1. Wonderful work....thoroughly deserving of covers. Congratulations!

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    1. Thanks Jo - its quite the excitement I must say!

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    1. Thank you Mo - I feel your hearty congratulations!

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  3. I had no idea that was your work on the colophon cover --- its stylistically quite different from other things I've recently spied of yours --- how lovely! (I've been out of the loop calligraphically speaking for a looooooong time now --- I really should catch up on the colophon!)

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    1. Thanks Ronnie - I know it is soooooo not me in a way, yet I did it all myself! Laugh. It was so good to come home and push a class experiment to a completed piece, on my own, and just applying things I learned. I was mighty chuffed must say ; )

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    1. Thanks Jennifer! Its nice to have little successes along the way - and always nice to open a parcel of type - oh happy days. I jigged with happiness on both occasions!

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  5. Aren't you a clever lady. I still can't believe work like that comes from you - and I mean that in the nicest possible way. What I do love, is when you are completely surprised by a friend you know really well. I am not surprised that your work was chosen for both covers .... Well done Fiona. x

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    1. Thanks so much - I know exactly what you mean Susan - it's intriguing to discover what lies below when one opens a door. I am wondering how much is still in the well so to speak and where I will take it - but I do know the walnut ink is a keeper!

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  6. Look at you! Those pieces that you said pushed you out of your comfort zone have been chosen as fantastic examples of contemporary calligraphy. Walk tall Fiona. This is fabulous stuff.

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    1. Thank you so much for your wonderful words Lesley - they mean a lot. It is special to think that folk thought the work was worthy of a cover, and I am very happy. I hope I can find my way with more of it as well. Thanks again!

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    1. Thanks Anna - always fun to see your work in print!

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  8. Congratulations. Stunning work!

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    1. Thanks Seth - I was pretty happy with where the work went...

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  9. huge congratulations, it's not everyday you make the cover of the (calligraphy) rolling stone!

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    1. Love it Velma - I'm singing along to myself! And thank you.

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