Friday, February 24, 2012

Handwriting on the Wall Vol. 3

I am having so much fun with chalk on this big blank wall!  Of course, that pesky TV is in the way but I just view it (so to speak) as a design challenge.  This quote from Bay Area icon Michael Pollan's In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto is a seven-word rule-of-thumb for taking care of ourselves.  (By "food" he means real food as opposed to "edible food-like substances"...).  

To this he has added some new rules in his new illustrated version of Food Rules: An Eater's Manual:  "Give some thought to where your  food comes from."  "If you're not hungry enough to eat an apple, then you're probably not hungry."  "Place a bouquet of flowers on the table and everything will taste twice as good."

Of course this does mean we have to close our eyes when we're packing away a pint of mocha chip...

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Puttin' on the Glitz

So a while back, I mentioned that I had done some lettering for a group my husband plays in called the Bay Brass, and that they had been nominated for a Grammy, and that of course we didn't get to go to the awards.  Well, guess what?
Unfortunately, they didn't win, but it was amazing and very far from the universe I inhabit.  A once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Here's the screen projection when their category was announced at the pre-televised ceremony--they're at the bottom.

Here's the adorable Taylor Swift presenting at the televised ceremony...and the pink arrow is pointing to Sir Paul McCartney!

Nothing to do with calligraphy...but thought I'd share it nonetheless!

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Vintage Valentine

This was done with pencil and four black pens:  Pitt artist "S", Pentel Slicci .4mm, Pilot G-Tec-C .025mm, and Uni-ball Signo bit 0.18mm.  Background is gratuitous Photoshop awesomeness.


Related Posts with Thumbnails