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Calligraphy and Drop Caps

These three decorative letters or drop caps were inspired by more of my Dover clip art collections. I used a 1.75-inch square and then drew up the main elements and erased the square. I made a mistake in the calligraphy … Continue reading

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Week 47: Quay

I find this a very interesting building. They’ve combined all kinds of angles and patterns in the stone, and the walkways and plants really add to the feeling. It is in New Westminster, B.C., Canada on the Fraser River. Lots … Continue reading

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Week 45: Chickasaw

I am finishing up the last eight sketches here from last year. It took me longer to get some equilibrium back and find all my supplies after I moved across the country. I thought this was going to be really … Continue reading

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Week 41: Radio

This is based on an Evoke Mio radio, but I used my own leaves, dots, and triangles for the background. I labelled one of the buttons “God” in memory of the old gospel song Turn Your Radio On. When in … Continue reading

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Week 39: Quarter

I liked this because it is a Drunkard’s Path style of patchwork but each quarter has a different arc so when you put them together, it’s kind of funky. I took the chair from another reference because I like this … Continue reading

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Week 38: Green

I thought of green trees and then thought of chintz fabric, but then I remembered some crewel tree of life motifs, so I wanted to draw a green tree of life. I used three books to help me with the … Continue reading

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Week 36: Outline

I started this idea last week when I was writing letters with a new nib for my dip pen. I was keeping a list of what worked and what didn’t, and I thought this would be good for an outline … Continue reading

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