Monday, July 27, 2009


I am having sooooo much fun!!! I signed up for a class called "Calligra~Fun with Martha Lever and it is a wonderful class. She is a fantastic teacher with a lovely southern drawl that I love to listen to. She has been a calligrapher for over 25 years and she does fantastic work. Over the years, I have tried to study calligraphy on my own. Bought books, pens, and lots of lined paper, but it seems that without some direction, my attempts were rather ugly. So when I found out that Martha was going to teach her fun, relaxed style of letter forms, I jumped on it. I am so glad that I did!!
Here are a few of my attempts at it. Now remember, I have just learned this and have lots and lots of practice to do to get better at it.

This is in a small altered book that I am working on. I was a little afraid to put it on something that was permanent, but I told myself....go for it!! There is always!!! Page isn't finished quite yet, but I like it.

Just a little practice and play on this sheet.....

A quote that I found that I liked. I think I'll use this somewhere in the future on some other paper.

More playing......and doodling. Doodling is something I have done for years!!!!

On to more practice now......


Martha Lever said...

VERY VERY GOOD, Sue!!! I am so proud of you!!! This really looks great. It's fun to write with these pens isn't it?

Sue, do you make stamps of an original illustration---in other words, I really would like to make a rubber stamp of some of my calligraphy quotes that I have written out for mixed media pieces. Is that something you do? You can email me

Thanks!! Keep up the good work!

lori vliegen said...

yes, there's always gesso, but you surely won't need it girlfriend!!! you are doing a fabulous job with your already looks like you're a pro! and i'm so impressed with all of your beautiful "s'"....those aren't easy to do!! thanks for sharing your progress with us! :)

Fannie said...

Beautiful lettering!