Thursday, March 01, 2007

Roman Capitals misbehaving


There is a quotation by Eric Gill floating in my mind, 'Letters are things, not pictures of things.' These letters are definitely Things. They were supposed to help me compose a piece, but instead they curled and suddenly seemed like playful little animals, so I took their picture to capture the nice shadows and consider the possibilities. (they are about an inch and a half high)

3 comments:

Toni said...

Found you through Beth's blog.
Just had a wonderful romp through yours. Beautiful calligraphy!

Victoria said...

Fun. Love those frisky yet Lovely Romans!

Beth Lee said...

I love 'em! I'm glad you said what size they are; somehow I was estimating 3" to 4". Sometimes my favorite things are the unfinished things ... which makes for a real inventory problem in the studio :)