Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Amateur Calligraphy

***************I enjoy writing with the special pens and nibs designed for calligraphy.

I don't make it hard work by worrying excessively about spacing and other details. I draw horizontal lines on the paper and then I "just do it." I need these Biblical reminders so I cut myself some slack regarding the quality of the calligraphy.

You may have noticed, the letters in the last line of the Bible verse above had to be squeezed close together to fit on the paper. That's proof that the verse speaks truth. See what happens when I lean on my own understanding?







My spacing is off on this one too. The third and fourth lines are stretched out but still the message is strong and clear. Nothing I do can alter truths such as these.






I copied this verse for my mother after she found out that she had Parkinson's disease. I hoped it would provide her with comfort in spite of the fact that she knew the disease would and did progressively worsen.
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I've made my own Christmas cards using calligraphy to write the message and to address the envelopes. I think I'll start using my pen again whenever I get the chance.
(If you like newborn babies, go to my previous post).

10 comments:

Sarah said...

Wow! These are great Shaddy! I didn't know you knew calligraphy. That's wonderful! I tried it once a while back and failed miserably.

These are really pretty.

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Shaddy said...

Sarie: If I leave my calligraphy pen out on my desk, perhaps I'll use it more frequently. I really do enjoy forming the letters.

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Learn new things about you Shaddy!
Lovely calligraphy & more importantly wonderful verses to soothe our souls especially your mother's I'm sure!

xo*

Shaddy said...

They are soul soothers indeed. I'm glad you think so.

darksculptures said...

Oh Shaddy! These are beautiful and also some of my most cherished verses.

Shaddy said...

darksculptures: Thank you so much!

Annie said...

Beautiful work and so appropriate to my evening as I just returned from attending mass. Beautiful verses, beautiful service, beautiful my friend...

Shaddy said...

Annie: Life IS beautiful!!