Tag Archives: calligraphy

They Were Gay (continued)

As my final project for Chris McDonald’s Foundational class, which ended last April, I decided to do another take on Gertrude Stein’s famous quote from Miss Furr and Miss Skeene (1922). (See my earlier post They Were Gay). This one has a formal Humanist … Continue reading

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I Would Die 4 U

In homage to Prince, a great songwriter, musician and artist. From his 1984 album Purple Rain.

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Blue Illuminated Letters

Several weeks ago, I took Harvest Crittendon‘s Illuminated Initials class, and was so inspired that I created illuminated initials for several of my friends’ birthdays. Media: gouache, Finetec Inca gold and gold leaf on Arches hot press watercolor paper. I’m on … Continue reading

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SF Opera Ball 2015

Last Friday, I did the calligraphy on the place cards at the San Francisco Opera’s annual gala. A big thank you to Drew Altizer Photography (@drewaltizerphotography) for taking this video.  

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They Were Gay

This text is from Miss Furr and Miss Skeene, a short story by Gertrude Stein containing over 100 occurrences of the word gay. Many of Stein’s writings used repetition, or as she referred to it, “insistence”. Is it a portrait of … Continue reading

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On the Nature of Things

While reading Stephen Greenblatt’s The Swerve, I became interested in Lucretius, the Roman philosopher and poet who authored De Rerum Natura (On the Nature of Things). This quote from his book expresses one of his principle beliefs: that it is useless … Continue reading

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En Paz

Until a friend asked me to copy this poem, I had never heard of the Mexican modernist poet Amado Nervo. His poem expresses Nervo’s feelings about his life and how fairly it has treated him.

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Je suis Charlie

En hommage aux victimes de l’attentat à la rédaction de Charlie Hebdo. In memory of the victims of the massacre at the editorial offices of Charlie Hebdo.

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Happy New Year

It’s never too late to say Happy New Year.  

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Quelle bonne chose!

Media: Moon Palace Sumi ink on Canson Pro-Layout Marker paper. Dimensions: 11″ x 14″ Artist: Raoul Martinez Title: Quelle bonne chose! Author: Pierre Loti (Julien Viaud)

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