In Letter Arts Review
Genaveve Starr
Sunday, April 14, 2019
  1. Letters of Joy
    14 May, 2019
    Letters of Joy
    Letters of Joy was a great experience. It was wonderful to see friends in calligraphy that I've known for many years. The keynote address by Gemma Black was fascinating as she gave us examples of historical writing from many sources but also showed the work of contemporary lettering artists. I took classes with Sally Penley--Pointed Brush Calligraphy, Gemma Black--Alphbeats Truncated, and Kristen Doty-- Drawing Letterforms. Now I need to practice what I learned.
  2. Inspiration
    28 Apr, 2019
    I’m often asked where I get inspiration for my works. Most often, I’m thinking of people I love, or people I admire.  Philosophical or spiritual topics motivate me to write. Nature inspires me to paint. Music inspires me to create. Color really moves me. One meaningful word can incite me to create. Discovering or designing a new tool excites me. Having a purpose or intention gets me going. Looking at artwork stimulates me. Collage ignites my imagination.
  3. inky paw prints
    22 Mar, 2019
    inky paw prints
    While taking a short course at University of Washington Extension, I was able to stay for a few days with friends in Seattle.  I wanted to get in some practice while Drucynda and Kevin were at work so I set up my large slant board on their dining room table and arranged my tools and paper. In an effort to protect a bottle of india ink from possible interference from their little kitten, I carefully placed it behind the slant board. I was deep in concentration when the kitten ran under the slant

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