Friday, October 06, 2006

Bali Lanterns

Today was day 2 of filming at Art and Soul, Portland. We spent the day with Californian multimedia artist Lisa Engelbrecht. Her workshop's focus is Bali Lanterns and one of her big chapters is on the basics of calligraphy. After seeing her letters, I will be self conscious every time I hand address a bill.

Not really but Lisa sure had beautiful outline notes. The photo here is the paper she demonstrated on and I was crouched to pounce if she made any movement to crumple it and throw it in the trash. Luckily she made no such move.

She uses acrylics and pens to write (paint?) words onto fabric for a beautiful end affect. Even if you don't know calligraphy, Lisa stresses that this project still can be stunning and a lot of fun.

This one is definitely going on the "try this at home" list.

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