Tuesday, September 17, 2013

This has been a trial to get to this point but finally my first challenge for the year has been put to bed. The forthcoming international day of peace was the inspiration to finish it NOW. I have not hooked up the light to it yet but it will be my shining light on the big day. I will see if I can be creative now for my 2nd set of letters as time is fading. But hey I am happy we have rain.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Learning with my new printer/scanner.  I now have a large scanner bed, but it took a while to figure out how to scan larger stuff. Here are the two sides of my book pages, before they are folded into the meandering book.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Fun in the Sun letters

When I finished the first lot of letters about peace at the end of June, I hadn't been thinking ahead to what I would do for the second set. I gave myself some time to think about it, and then realised as the summer went on that I was getting more and more behind! But I had several other deadlines to focus on.

Then I thought I might use the type of letter I made for one of those other works. So, I have been thinking it through in my head and finally today I got round to doing something about it!

So, here are the first 10 letters for July and for August. I wanted a bit more of a happy feel to them than the last ones. More like a fun sunny day.

At this point it is one layer of fabric with the letter cut out and fused to a second contrast layer. I still think I might stitch round them with the machine - possibly as part of the presentation or possibly as the next step with a further presentation to complete. But for now here are these letters at this stage.

a-e for July

f-j for August

And now to focus on the presentation for the peace letters which has also been queuing in my head behind other things!

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Letters and Signatures

I’ve finished August’s letters ...

cut the pages (the noise - represented by different weights of text going in different directions across the pages, so that it isn’t easy readable) ...

and folded the signatures for the structure.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Alphabets [An interesting discovery / Une découverte intéressante]

Hi everyone,

today, when I just see for my new Alphabet, I discovered an interesting web-site, with the alphabet and language of the world (and invented alphabets). May be, you can get something!

Bonjour à tous,

aujourd'hui, en regardant pour mon futur alphabet, j'ai découvert un site-web intéressant, avec de nombreux alphabets du monde (et des alphabets mystiques/inventés). Peut être qu'il vous servira à quelque chose!

Link / Lien: http://www.omniglot.com/index.htm
For the alphabet / Liens des alphabets: http://www.omniglot.com/writing/languages.htm

Sunday, September 1, 2013

I am finally posting my completed Peace alphaabet.  I did keep working away at it in the first half of the year and finished the individual letters before the end of June, but never got them posted.

I contemplated several different ways of presentation and finally decided on a meandering book because the road to peace is never a straight line.  The base for the book is a 12 inch by 12 inch piece of cardstock.  I mounted the individual letters on cardstock to match the colour of the ink (rainbow letters) and to make a clearer distinction between the blue, indigo and purple inks.  The colour of the inks vary with the amount put down.  Some of the letters are a bit messy as I managed to touch to ink before it was dry. The hazards of working in a circle.  I plan on redoing these in the future, but for now it is better to have them done :-)

I scanned the page that makes up the book flat, but I have a new printer/scanner and I have not yet figured how to scan it as a jpeg rather than a pdf.  More learning to be done!

I have an idea for my next alphabet, but have not yet started. A three week driving holiday to the IAMPETH convention, family visiting from Australia and a nephew's wedding  have kept me busy.