Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Second alphabet completed!

Oh boy, I am powering thru the end of the year art commitments!  After a massive and lengthy period of time feeling as if I was going nowhere doing nothing, too busy to enjoy making and playing, I have found my groove again and am a happy camper.

Its nothing glamourous, gorgeous or wonderful, but I have met my commitment to completing my second alphabet for A Letter a Week 2012.

I used some paper I marbled during the Open Studios, wrote with a copper metallic ink in my own version of Modern Versals. Then I mounted the marbled paper onto copper metallic paper and created a dos-a-dos book.




Presenting the 26 letters of the alphabet well has proven a challenge to calligraphers over many many years.  Its not a number that divides easily beyond 13 and 2.

Still it seemed to work out well with this book - 13 letters in each half of the book and a cover and a title page for each section of the book.




It comes covered and wrapped in a little pouch, finished with a copper paper tie.



If you think you might be interested in joining ALAW 2013, feel free to contact me at my email address and I'll let you know how we go getting numbers...

8 comments:

  1. Hi Fiona- A beautiful solution to your second alphabet. I've never seen a "dos a dos" binding, so this was educational! I have been very interested in alaw and have followed along occasionally. I don't have your email but am interested in joining in for 2013. You can reach me at threadborn@gmail.com --Thx, Julie

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    1. Hi Julie - the alphabet is forever fascinating I think, so we'd be happy to have you join us as we play. Will eb in touch with details, and yes Dos-a-dos bindings are great!

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  2. F-love the patina and copper tones you achieved. B

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    1. Thanks B- they came together well in the end!

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  3. i love how you love letters onto paper!

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    1. Thanks Velma - that's a lovely thing to say about my work - thanks again!

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  4. I love the copper and blue colour choice. Dos a dos is an inspired choice for the whole alphabet too. A gorgeous book but what made me smile the most was reading you describe yourself as 'a happy camper' powering through your commitments!!

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    1. Yes Lesley - yay for getting thru them. It does make me feel happier when I am making, doing and finishing things - especially commitments. Go well.

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