December 3, 2009

Brush Calligraphy


Moving on…..I drew everyday when I was participating in the NaNoJouMo November challenge at But toward the end I couldn’t keep up with the prompts. Bummer! But it was FUN! I must admit I loved following the prompts and thinking up a way to draw or doodle the word. But alas, now it’s over and I must find some other challenge.

This week I signed up for an online class called Calligra-Fun from a very talented lady, Martha Lever . She does beautiful calligraphy with Zig pens, Faber-Castell pens, and LePlume pens. If the pen has a brush at the end then just sit back and watch her magic. She can do loopy letters, swirly letters with a touch of scrolling. Oh to see her alphabet taper! Wow!

I was immediately fascinated when I came across her work. Above is my first flowerpot page with a word that I wrote and embellished per her technique. I have to practice a lot more, and it's a whole-lotta Fun!


What are you challenging/learning for yourself these days?

Thanks for stopping by,



Janet said...

I love pretty writing and yours fits the bill. I'll have to check out this woman....sounds like fun.

I'm sort of catching my breath between online classes. I have two coming up on the 14th and another after the first of the year so that's my latest challenges.

Martha Lever said...

WOW, Eden! This is wonderful!!! I'm so proud of you! Write on!!!

Eden said...

I know what you mean Janet! You don't want to add too much to your plate especially as the holidays approach. What I really like about this is the class is on-going and I can access the videos as long as the class is offered.

Thanks for your nice commments Martha :D

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