Saturday, April 8, 2017

In this day and age ...





It is refreshing to see that special interest in medieval illumination still continues. Earlier this year Betty Debnam from the Art Society of Tasmania asked if I had a date available for a one day introduction to medieval illuminated letters so we set to our diaries deciding on April 8, yesterday!

With thirteen eager participants all visual artists, we drew, we lay down gold, we painted, painted again and finally we added the finishing touches with white vine highlights. The loveliest chatter, then a quiet so quiet you could hear a pin drop. Participants and tutor departed for home happy yet exhausted!

For the love of letters ...


4 comments:

Limner said...

How lucky they are! :) I still dream.

Thanks for sharing and whetting our desires.

Claire said...

Me too... I would LOVE to attend such a class - I can imagine such an atmosphere of careful concentration shared in communion :)

Fiona Dempster said...

Fabulous Gem!

Gemma Black said...

Thank you Fiona, Claire and Limner.

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I am an Australian, a letter designer & calligrapher. I enjoy working with letters and grounds, teaching and mixing with like-minded people.

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