Saturday, July 10, 2010

Skullcap and Out of Practice


In April, I discovered my first Skullcap.  A delicate mass of blooms upon a single stem.  I snipped the top off of one stem and took it home to sketch.

I was pleased with the sketch and waited (not patiently) for time to add words.

I am saddened that  last week I did not honor the sketch and take my time with the calligraphy.  My spacing is all wrong and the 'P' is totally lost behind the stem and leaf.

I must put the frustration involved with moving aside and get back to my meditative calligraphic self.  I hate when I dishonor the gift of art.

4 comments:

  1. Pam, you know yourself and what you are capable of doing so yes, this isn't one of your best, but don't get too down on yourself. It's still a good painting...in fact, I think you should play up that circle of the P curving around the stem of the flower a bit more...make it intentional :) You're just a bit out of practice, as you say. But I'll be watching you as you get back into the flow of things - and am glad you are happy in your new homeplace!

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  2. Thank you so, Rhonda! Good point on the P. I think that's what irritated me the most is that the line of type running up the right side of the flowers was already in place so the P had to stay squished :) Oh well, it will be used as an example in a workshop in a discussion about thinking before putting pen to paper :)

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  3. You're so hard on yourself! I actually really like the illustration and the design of the page. Your lettering is usually quite good!

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  4. Lisa, I sure was in a moving funk! Thanks for your support.

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