I enjoy the artistic pieces with colour and beautiful decoration, but it's also a pleasure to do something just black on white. This is the certificate for the formation of a new Leos group (Leos are the junior version of the charitable organisation, Lions - I didn't know that.) The customer was delighted to have the names of the founding members added matching the style of the printed certificate, making something they'll be proud to frame.
The border on the right (and on the left but out of shot) stops rather abruptly and the customer asked me if I'd be able to complete it around the bottom of the certificate. The answer was that yes I could, but it's such fiddly work it'd probably cost twice as much as putting the names on, so we decided to leave it as it is - it looks great!
This was a nice example of a piece of work I could do from my new venue in Wales even though the customer had originally thought he was talking to someone local to him in Nottingham. Luckily we seem to have a splendid postal service here in Amlwch!
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.