Morning all! This weekend I had a lovely trip to London to attend the Society of Scribes and Illuminators' Lay Members Day (phew, that's a mouthful!)
As always it was a great day for calligraphers - exhibitions of work from those in their first year up to fellows of the society, plus demonstrations, and many stalls to tempt me to spend! Best of all is the crowd of calligraphers who attend - every year it takes me longer to get round the event as there are more people to say hello to.
In the afternoon there were presentations from Ian Garrett (talking about the work in the Lay Members' exhibition), and from Tim Noad (see earlier blog) who projected images of his stunning work, including the fabulous document for William and Kate, giving the Queen's consent for their marriage. The audience were transfixed, and rightly so!
The 3 best works from the Lay Members exhibition (as voted for by attendees at the day) were announced, and my friend and very skillful calligrapher Cathy Cooper was one of the 3. Her work below is brush lettering on linen - I can't decide if it's the perfection of the lettering or the imagination of the letter shapes that I like better.
I'm Janet Smith, a calligrapher who loves to experiment with lettering and calligraphy.