Today I set up the foyer cabinet at my local library with a calligraphy display. It looked like this to start with ... ... and this when I finished! The main aim in choosing the materials I did was to educate, young and old alike. Some of the works are mine, some others by Gaynor Goffe, Tom Perkins, Ann Hechle, the Australian Society of Calligraphers and the Friends of Calligraphy, San Francisco. There are hand bound books, pens, inks, gouache, sticks, stones, ink bottles, quills, pots, nibs and works from medieval manuscripts to modern. It was fascinating the number of people who were interested in lettering & writing as I was setting up the cabinet. Chat, chat, chat, chat, chat ... what a rewarding little project. My very helpful link at the LINC has been Jane Dobbs who has collected all the calligraphy books off the shelves and set up a calligraphy book borrowing section just inside f
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There is nothing like a long hard walk to get the endorphins pumping, bringing on that feeling of well-being. Today's walk started out perfectly. Still, sunny and warm until it turned to light and misty rain. Lucky we are pre-shrunk! Blackmans Bay 9am Good Friday 2014 Beautiful! We headed for the far clifftop. A gentle stroll. Up and around the clifftop. Stunning views with every step! An hour later, back down onto the beach ... "what happened to the glorious weather?" asks the oboe player. Oh well, that's Tasmania! It really is a good Friday!
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