Wednesday, November 18, 2020

How To Make A Gratitude Necklace Book

 



Here's a new video from the Keepsake Books series 
just in time for Thanksgiving
with easy to get materials and easy to follow directions.


Sunday, November 08, 2020

Lucy Stone for Kamala Harris

 

Suffragist Lucy Stone said these words on her deathbed in 1893 to her daughter Alice Stone Blackwell who was also a suffragist. I'm sharing them in celebration of the election of Kamala Harris to the Presidency of the United States.

You can download a copy to print and share here:

The quote is one of fourteen in my book Suffragists Speak: Hand-Lettered Quotes To Celebrate The 100th Anniversary of Women's Right To Vote. Available in my Online Bookstore.

Beach Therapy

Last Friday, I relieved my news-induced anxiety by going to Plum Island at low tide and writing in the sand. I hope that some small amount of the beautiful energy I felt there comes through to you in the photographs.








If you want to see some truly amazing sand calligraphy, visit South African Andrew van der Merwe's facebook. 

Sunday, November 01, 2020

Samhain 2020

 


As the days shorten and the new year dawns
may we draw strength from nature's beauty and resilience.


In the Celtic calendar, November 1st is Samhain (sow-en), 

the first day of winter and the new year.

Lettering was done with Pentel brush cartridge pen 

and layered over the image in Photoshop.


Friday, October 16, 2020

Bookmaking Poem Project

I recently posted another project from my Keepsake Books series of videos on youtube. You'll learn how to make a simple book for a favorite poem or song. All you need are two sheets of paper, ribbon, yarn, or string, a hole punch, a pair of scissors, and a paper clip. I chose the poem "Praying" by Mary Oliver from her book Thirst.

Click here to view on Youtube

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

 

May the quiet strength
of autumn's waning light
comfort and guide us.

Lettering was done with Dr. Ph. Martin's Spectralite Liquid Acrylic 18 Carat Gold
and Hiro/Leonardt No. 40 Blue Pumpkin Nib on Maple Leaf.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Inspiring Words From Ashley Bryan

 

Ashley Bryan
Born 1923
said at age 87 in an interview with Lisa Mossel Vietze
of the Island Institute in Rockland, Maine

I'm taking inspiration from Ashley Bryan on my 69th birthday. Looking forward to keeping at it and bringing it forth.



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