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I drew this “Thank You” up this afternoon. My brief was to keep within the corporate branding mimicking the logo-type of the Company. It is of course more difficult working to someone else’s brief though it works well enough I believe.
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I have just completed these illuminations for an engaged couple. I have hidden their names for privacy but they are written in a beautiful gold leaf copperplate reflecting the flow of the foliage.  These will be mounted seperately but side by side on foamcore and floated on a backing mat in a box frame.
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The absolute best irises in town from the Salamanca markets! And look, Barb's dad's moody birds.
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The Poppies from Duncan & Stephanie ... gorgeous!

Handwritten at the National Library of Australia

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Blatent advertising. Among other things on the education program there wil be a series of calligraphy classes held by members of the Canberra Calligraphy Society.

Handwritten: ten centuries of manuscript treasures from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin 26 November 2011 – 18 March 2012
National Library of Australia


Handwritten: ten centuries of manuscript treasures from the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin features 100 unique manuscript treasures from Germany’s largest library.

From medieval illuminated manuscripts to the letters and works of world-renowned writers, explorers, scientists and philosophers, visitors to Canberra have a rare opportunity to view priceless manuscripts created over a period of more than 1000 years.

Handwritten is a who’s who of some of the world’s greatest thinkers and creators. Browse exquisite illuminated manuscripts, rare letters, sketches, documents and priceless musical scores, including Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Newton, Galileo, Descartes, Nightingal…

the full quid

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Heather Lee gave me this paper Fabriano Uno when I was visiting Red Deer. I had never used nor seen it before.  Feels like about 300gsm. It is beautiful for both pencil work and gouache ... just beautiful. This work has been done with a .035 propelling pencil, Schmincke gouache and a 1/2 Brause.

If we didn't do this we would die ...

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