45-degree pen angle strokes
Genaveve Starr
Monday, March 11, 2019
  1. Letters of Joy
    14 May, 2019
    Letters of Joy
    Letters of Joy was a great experience. It was wonderful to see friends in calligraphy that I've known for many years. The keynote address by Gemma Black was fascinating as she gave us examples of historical writing from many sources but also showed the work of contemporary lettering artists. I took classes with Sally Penley--Pointed Brush Calligraphy, Gemma Black--Alphbeats Truncated, and Kristen Doty-- Drawing Letterforms. Now I need to practice what I learned.
  2. Inspiration
    28 Apr, 2019
    I’m often asked where I get inspiration for my works. Most often, I’m thinking of people I love, or people I admire.  Philosophical or spiritual topics motivate me to write. Nature inspires me to paint. Music inspires me to create. Color really moves me. One meaningful word can incite me to create. Discovering or designing a new tool excites me. Having a purpose or intention gets me going. Looking at artwork stimulates me. Collage ignites my imagination.
  3. In Letter Arts Review
    14 Apr, 2019
    In Letter Arts Review
    I’ve always really enjoyed seeing the works of lettering artists in the Letter Arts Review publication and for years have thought about making a contribution of my own. I was finally ready and so I submitted a few pieces to be juried for the 2019 annual edition. I am happy that one of my works was included. Entitled  “Begin Again II”, it was created using watercolor with a wooden tool I made myself. My painting style, which expresses emotion through moving color, evolved from experimenting with

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