Wednesday, July 2, 2008

K is for Calligraphy

Notes from the Artist:
:: Sweet Tweets Note Card Set:: Meet MAGPIE AND WHIP-POOR-WILL! Two birds, two note cards; great for giving, sending or framing! Inspired by ephemera and obsessed with stickers, the birds were first hand cut from the 1948 volumes of THE AMERICAN EDUCATOR ENCYCLOPEDIA (published by The United Educators, Inc.; Chicago, 1948) and backed with industrial cellophane adhesive. Neurotic about details, I carefully cut out the name of the bird and adhered this to the bird image then re-cut & trimmed the bird itself. Using an 'older than me' Singer sewing machine, I zig-zag stitched a piece of black, fine-art paper to the front of the card. Next, the collaged bird is centered & permanently stuck to the card.(I ♥ STICKERS) Using a pointed nib pen and black, waterproof Sumi ink, I hand lettered the name of the bird and added my signature calligraphic flourishes. Each card is unique and an original and will probably never be made again! (Unless of course, I happen to come across the same encyclopedia set!) Cards are handmade with Italian paper milled by C.M. Fabriano Medioevalis. Two hand-lined A2 envelopes and coordinating envelope seals are included. Happy letter writing! Tweets and thank you for looking! xo, Katy

1 comment:

Angie said...

These cards are spectacular! I come from a family of ornithologists and artists...You have just jumped to the top of my Holiday shopping list.