September 2016 Meeting: Heather Held’s Vintage Garden
One of the calligraphy artists I fell in love with when I first learned calligraphy was Heather Held. I was enchanted by her lovely lettering and her Victorian flower garden flourishes. So I jumped at the opportunity to take her ‘Vintage Garden’ class when I attended the IAMPETH conference this past July.
Heather’s class was amazing. She’s a fabulous teacher and even though I never dreamed I’d be able to replicate her delicate flowers, I was amazed at how easy she made it! If I can make these you can too, and I hope you’ll love these flowers as much as I do. I was so excited that I asked her permission to share with all of you, and she kindly gave her okay!
- Water container
- Paper towel
- Practice paper
- Straight holder
- Pointed flexible nib of your choice
- Brown and black inks (Heather likes McCaffery’s and Zillers, but any black, and walnut for brown, will work)
- Colored pencils, including cream, white, brown and your favorite flower and foliage colors (widely used Victorian colors were magentas, violets, pinks, rich blues, peacock blue/greens)
- Finetec if you have it, or any kind of gold ink or gouache
- Sakura clear Stardust gellyroll pen
- Chalk based pastels and Qtips
Please don’t buy anything special, even just a dip pen, pointed nib, and ink are fine.