Friday, April 15, 2011

Wildman Designs Website Coming Soon!

My new website,, is soon to be uploaded and will show my design, calligraphy and art work, as well as classes and workshops. But for now, please feel free to scroll and browse this blog.

Upcoming Workshop:
Introduction to the Art of Beautiful Writing

Skill level: Beginner, but all are welcome!

This class will show you the treasures that await as we discover the fascinating world of beautiful writing—from historical manuscripts to the modern-day lettering arts, and from traditional to funky.

Students will be inspired by the many different calligraphic styles found in the pieces we'll view, and then will get to try their hand at the tools used to create those works. They will not only get to try new tools and different hands, but will also get to experiment with all sorts of beautiful papers and various media. Our time together will be fun, informative and not at all threatening, and maybe even a bit messy! Students will come away with a variety of samples that will help them begin exploring ways to create new works on their own time.

This is a great class to whet your appetite for the world of letters! And that world is going to blow your mind!

Offered through the Chicago Calligraphy Collective on June 25 & 26, in Elmwood Park, Illinois. If you're interested, please go to the CCC's workshop page here to get more information.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Meeting Fellow Blogger Jane Farr!

Today was the artists' reception for the juried show at the Newberry Library. And today was the day that I got to meet one of my favorite bloggers! Calligrapher extraordinaire, Jane Farr from A Place to Flourish, was there with her husband Tom. I am a huge fan of Jane's work, as well as her blog, so it was truly a delight to finally meet face to face.

Check back soon for a look at what went on at the reception today. (I'm at the mercy of others who photographed the day, since I was involved in a part of the program and couldn't photograph things myself. :-)

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chicago Calligraphy Collective Exhibit at Newberry Library

This is a reminder:

If any of my readers are in the Chicagoland area this weekend, check out the CCC's juried show, Exploration 2011, at the Newberry Library, 60 West Walton in Chicago.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Exploration at the Newberry and in honor of that, the Newberry is hosting a special exhibit of all the past Purchase Prize Winners in the adjoining gallery. There is also an exhibit of French illuminated manuscripts in the gallery across the hall. Lots of beautiful calligraphy to drool over, folks!!!

The artists' reception is on Saturday from 11am - 3pm. There will be calligraphic demos, music, and a live calligraphic performance beginning at 1pm.

It's going to be a great day, so come out and join us!!!

P.S. That gorgeous logo up top was done by the super talented Pamela Paulsrud!