Monday, July 30, 2012

New Art!

Hello Fellow Bloggers and Visitors! Hope you're all doing something creative this summer.

Aside from the myriad of Little League games and AllStar games we've attended, I have been able to get into the studio for a bit. A friend and fellow Chicago Calligraphy Collective member, Timothy Botts (see his beautiful work here), invited me to submit a piece for a traveling exhibit sponsored by Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA). Well, much to my delight, it was accepted!!!

The exhibit is titled "Scribes of Hope" and will travel around the U.S. for approximately 3-4 years. The CIVA site says, "This new exhibit will feature 25-30 works across a wide range of approaches including: traditional lettering and illumination; artist books and letterpress work showcasing fresh directions in calligraphic design; and letters created by hand and then scanned in the computer for further alteration. Veteran CIVA member and internationally known calligrapher Timothy Botts will curate this exhibit."

For more information, or to find out how you could get this exhibit to come to a location near you, please click here.

I created the piece on a sheet of Twinrocker watercolor paper with sumi ink and a folded pen; then used Dr. Martin's Radiant Watercolors and Holbein Brilliant Gold gouache for the color work. It's 14" x 10".