Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

This phrase "Love came down at Christmas" is from a carol written by the poet Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894)

The letters in these greetings were done with my Adirondack Alphabet. Last winter, while on a hike in the Adirondacks, I found these little "messages" in the snow. I felt then, that if I just took note, perhaps some mystery would be revealed.

I was reminded that God has sent us a Message and has revealed Himself in the person of Jesus. He is always speaking to us, wanting to communicate with His creation.

That is why He came to earth.

To make Himself known to His children.

Because He loves us.

My prayer is that you would know His love and know the One who is Love this Christmas season and all the year through.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Holiday Card Workshop

Last Thursday, I was invited to teach a small workshop for the "Crossroads" group at First Financial Bank in downtown Highland. This was the group that I did a demo for back in August. But this time, they wanted some basic instruction in calligraphy and then to apply it to a holiday card.

So, the first half was spent going through some of the basic strokes and rules of the italic hand. Then they wrote out a small phrase and applied it to a 4-panel, accordion-fold card.

Most in the class were beginners, so they were all amazed and delighted with what they accomplished in a 3-hour period. I think they did a fabulous job! Wouldn't you agree???

Card by Agnes

Card by Gerry

Card by Jill

Card by Liz

Card by Hannah

Card by Val

Card by Gloria

Card by Judy

Card by David