Showing posts from October, 2014

Pencils Workshops ASC & CCS

Just recently I taught two workshops on Purely Pencils II. One in Sydney for the Australian Society of Calligraphers and the Canberra Calligraphy Society. Here is a selection of photos from both of those workshops:      My in-class demonstration. My morning walk It is always a pleasure to teach for the Australian Society of Calligraphers as well as visit Sydney my hometown on 19 years. The venue Primrose Park sits in tranquil setting down on the harbour edge at Cremorne. The following exercise is called "From Nature to Paper" Using watercolour pencils to choose, as well as mix and match, the colour depicted in the flowers.  As the class skill level varied I chose Charles Rennie Mackintosh letterforms to use depicting the initial letter of the name of the flower.  The class enjoyed this project tremendously. Sadly I did not have my camera for

Austin Texas

I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Austin, Texas. Thanks to my generous hosts Sharon, Clark & Bonnie, Sharon's mum. I have come home reinvigorated and itching to get on to some really good work. Eat Austin We ate out a lot! Loved "rejarvanating" here at Austin Java ... …and at Gueros, my favourite. "Don't be a Richard" seen on a wall in a little Chinese cafe. There are lots of funky little eating and meeting places … keeping Austin weird. There were of course margaritas ... … and more margaritas.  Capitol Austin One of the finest architectural buildings of its time ... … where I was introduced to Ann Richards, Clark's mother and Governor 1991 - 1995. The dome is magnificent. Motifs are everywhere. This is a tiny floor design repeated over and over throughout the building. A statue of Stephen F Austin in the Capitol building. So I