Wednesday, November 17, 2010

What I've been up to.

This week I've been working on the calligraphy for an award to be presented to a Harvard professor by a group at the University of Pittsburgh, called the Center for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. Like that name, this piece is extremely wordy!  I've included a couple of pix of my work area, which is an area about 8 x 10 feet in the library because there's no where else in the house to put it. This house is the first place I've lived in that does not have studio space, in over 20 years' worth of homes. What was I thinking??

The little baroque-style cherub head is a Christmas ornament from Heidelberg, Germany. I purchased a bunch of them while I was living there, and have used them every year on our holiday tree. A few years ago, this one escaped from her storage box after it had been put away (or maybe I just overlooked her?) and since then she has hung and swung over my drawing table, adding whimsy and, hopefully, inspiration.

The calligraphy project will be finished for delivery this weekend, and then I can indulge in more art-making!! I can't wait--I miss it. Which is a good thing, all in all. See you then.


  1. What a fantastic talent you have Diane! To be able to do such beautiful calligraphy....oh my head reels! Lovely to see your little creative spot too.
    Big Hugs
    June xx

  2. Thank you for dropping by dear and your lovely comments.
    I've only decorated the covers of these books and why did I not think to make a border....?
    Told you, stupid....!!
    Lots of love xx


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