Saturday, September 14, 2019
Last week on Art With a Needle
It was not a good week for Art With a Needle's proprietor. I fell on a busted-up patch of sidewalk and broke my ankle in two places, fortunately not enough to require surgery but unfortunately with enough collateral tendon and ligament damage to make for a long recovery. Here's my moon boot, complete with an air pump that inflates bladders around my heel and ankle to hold everything rigid inside. I can walk on it and there's no pain, just aches after a long day. (Liquor helps.)
Last week I showed you my cascading-letters calligraphy and asked whether it's a good idea to just keep doing something that you love to do and looks good, or whether you should move on to something else if you can't think of a new twist.
My readers came to my rescue. Artquilter left a comment: "You have lots of letters from your dad's collection and your own, maybe it's time to "draw" some of those." And that got me to thinking...
What if I used some of my metal type to print onto the page, then added the cascade of hand-drawn letters? (After all, it is a daily calligraphy project.) (And yes, to the readers who couldn't believe the letters are drawn by hand -- after all, it is a daily calligraphy project.)
Here's my favorite miniature of the week: