One of my goals for 2013 is to actually FINISH pieces. So I've tried to create situations where I'm committed to finishing things - one of these is the A Letter A Week blog where people with all sorts of artistic skills committed to creating a letter a week for the year - 52 weeks is very conveniently 2 alphabets' worth.
The letters can be done in any way - but on a 7cm square, with them being brought together into a single piece (one per alphabet) at the end.
I chose really simple pencil uncial and watercolour squares, and I'm glad I did, because it's a pleasure never a chore.
I also chose to make the book they're going to live in first - each time I do a letter, I use the colour of the squares to add 2 more squares to the cover of the book.
It looks quite plain in the early photo below - it's looking much more carnival like now! (I was aiming to stay with muted colours, but somehow a few brights have crept in!)
Some of the alphabets are amazing with so much work going in to them - humbling!
Do please have a look HERE
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.