The calligraphy gallery at the November 18 meeting generated a lot of excitement! People started asking questions the moment works were placed on the table. Unfortunately, we all forgot our cameras, so there are no photos. The next informal gallery will be at the May 26 meeting. You can bring what you wish (finished piece, in working, exercises, etc). If you need inspiration, the theme (always optional) will be the colour orange. And most of all, don’t be shy if you wish to bring something at other meetings, either to show around or to discuss a problem with other calligraphers!
We’d like to congratulate two of our members for pushing calligraphy into the public eye this Fall.
Luc Saucier collaborated on a mural in homage to Paul-Émile Borduas. It’s located in the Montreal Quartier latin at the corner of Saint-Denis and Emery, in the alley that leads to the Grande Bibliothèque. Borduas mural by Thomas Csano and Luc Saucier (detail) :
Myriam Chesseboeuf, in Québec City, was a guest on the TV show C’est ça la vie and talked about calligraphy and illumination. The feature shows several illuminations, including some on quite unusual objects…. (French only, starting at the 23rd minute of the show)
And finally, for all of you who hate tracing guidelines, there are lots of guide sheets and guideline generators on the internet. Here are a few:
A guideline generator that offers pages pre-adapted for a few alphabets
Another guideline generator where you have much more control over spacing and angles
And Iampeth offers fully prepared PDF sheets for Copperplate writing (Guide sheets section, close to the bottom of the page)