Sunday, September 02, 2007

A Busy, Busy Weekend

I wish that I could take a break this weekend but I can't. I've been juggling a number of projects and none are complete. Doesn't matter. I'm making progress by leaps and bounds! Although I, rarely, take on freelance design projects when I begin my "countdown" towards an art venue or festival I actually committed to two projects this past week. Thankfully, my colleague with whom I collaborated, and I were able to turn over that project in record time. She continues to shoulder the bulk of the work because of the nature of the contract but, short of any major glitches, my contribution to the effort is done. The second committment that I've made is to create a four color brochure for a pastor friend of mine who is expanding his reach to include individuals outside of his home church who might be interested in joining him on his annual mission trip to Ghana. I got up pretty early this Sunday morning to finalize the first layout so that I would have the rest of my Labor Day weekend free.

As I've reminded you repeatedly, the Bluff Park Art Festival is next month. I have about four weeks to pull everything together. I need to have new pieces framed and instead of waiting until the last minute this time, I will prepare all of my paperwork (inventory, fliers, etc.) early. I received news yesterday that I'm scheduled to exhibit with two others at the Lyda Rose Art Gallery (Homewood) next month. I believe that the opening takes place on Friday, October 12th. I don't have all of the details yet but will post them within the week.

Most of you don't know that I love Spencerian penmanship and expensive fountain pens. . . not necessarily in that order. Spencerian is an ornate style of penmanship employing rounded letters slanted to the right. Sometime in the near future, I'll have to post a few of my calligraphy projects. Once a week, I try to write a note or letter to someone using my pen(s) while practicing my Spencerian penmanship. It's true, a handwritten note or letter is becoming a lost art; especially with all of the technology that we have at our fingertips (I'm specifically thinking about cell phones and email). It's really too bad that many of us don't take the time to write a note or send a card to a family member or friend. The act itself is very special and personal; email is not.

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