Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Chunky Versals

Hi everyone,

For week 43 of Life Book 2016, the fabulous Martha Lever introduced us to "Chunky Versals". Inspired by traditional fonts used in old manuscripts, this is a fun, quirky, informal version which is easy to draw by hand and then decorate with paint and doodling.

Here's my take on it. I think it might make a nice cover for my Life Book ...


Don't make the mistake of believing it's enough to reproduce the realities of life.... The object of art is to give life a shape, and to do it by every conceivable artifice.
Jean Anouilh.

You may recognise part of this quote from the top of my blog. For me, it means that art helps to make sense of life, to explore and express how the artist feels about something. It may be music, or sculpture, or a garden, or poetry, or a mixed media journal page, or anything you like, as long as it speaks to you or for you, and it doesn't matter if it's a great masterpiece or amateur dabbling like mine! This is what Life Book has been about for me. As well as encouraging me to experiment with different media and techniques, it's given me the confidence to express myself through art.

Oh I am waxing lyrical today aren't I? Must be the weather :o)

Thanks for popping in today, see you again soon.

Annie xxx

1 comment:

Valerie Thorpe said...

That looks gorgeous. I have just signed up for a brush lettering course. Because I want to be able to make my own titles. This would look great on the cover or your book. This looks like such an amazing course that you did and I am so enjoying seeing all the different things you have done.