I am very excited to be teaching an in-person workshop in the Bay Area next month. The Friends of Calligraphy are hosting me for 3 days to to share my love for illuminated versals. March 9 – 11, 9:30 – 4:30, in Kensington, CA.
A day late for Valentine’s, but it will have to do. ¶ Not much drawing all this time, so I’m digging back – plenty to choose from – and this page was calling. ¶ It also causes me happiness to think of favorite Astoria places: Fort Clatsop, Hwy 30 driving to Sue’s farm, coffee shops galore, or simply sitting on our river-side porch on a late summer afternoon.
I’ll tell a story on myself ¶ Working on the page, I mis-spelled Manhattan. While trying to turn my E into A, Greg glances over and says, “It looks like the Manhattan Bridge” . . . and now, voila, solved. ¶ The moral here, always and for all artists: The surprise of a mistake can turn out better than anything you might think of with your mind. ¶ And that, my friends, is that . . . at least for now.