March 13th, 2013

52 Lists | Calligraphy

52 Lists - Week 7 - Calligraphy

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52 Lists is a project by Moorea Seal. I have been using it since the beginning to practice my calligraphy skills. If you’re interested in calligraphy inspiration, visit my Pinterest Calligraphy board.

Q & A a Day // 5 Year Journal

Q & A // 5 Year Journal

Year 1
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 | Week 6 | Week 7 – Week 9 | Week 10 – Week 11 | Week 12

Recently I bought the Q & A Five Year Journal by Potter Style. It’s a lovely little thing, possible the most beautifully designed book I’ve ever owned. There’s a question for every day of the year, and there’s 5 slots to fill in the question per page, so you can work on it for 5 years and watch how your answers change. There’s not much space to write, so the answers are pretty short, but I find it’s a fun and easy way to document snapshots from my current life. To help me stick to this I thought I’d recap each week here on this blog. I may not share every answer if it’s too personal to me, but I’ll share as much as I can.

Aesop’s Fables // Illustrations

Aesop's Fable // The Tortoise and the Hare

A while ago I started illustrating Aesop’s fables in this sort of stained glass style. I’ll be uploading them every now and again and adding them to this list :)

The Fox and the Grapes | The Fox and the Goat | The Dog and his Shadow | The Vain Crow | The Lion and the Mouse | The Cock and the Jewel | The Tortoise and the Hare


The Lion and the Mouse | The Tortoise and the Hare | The Fox and the Crow

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  • Peggy-Jean Spaide

    I enjoyed looking at your calligraphy, illustrations, and line drawings. I would like to start practicing calligraphy. (I haven’t done any in 20 yrs.) I was wondering if you could recommend any free sites that would be good for a beginner.


    • ffion

      Thank you very much :)

      To be honest I don’t know much about good sites that deal with calligraphy… I took a course during my graphics design studies and now visit adult evening classes. I think the best thing is if you can join a workshop or evening class, it really helps to have a good teacher. I may research sources for learning online at a later time, but at the moment I’m sorry I can’t help you out there. If I stumble across some decent sites I’ll let you know though. I’d love to hear from you too if you find some :)

      Good luck!

    • http://jmaloneydesign.com Jennifer M.

      Whenever I’m trying to learn new things, I love checking out YouTube. Someone’s usually got a tutorial on there! I found one that looks great for beginning learning calligraphy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWcAy9SOH-4

      • ffion

        Yeah, there’s tons of good stuff on youtube. :) I’ll have to check out those videos later, thanks for the tip!

  • http://jmaloneydesign.com Jennifer M.

    Ooh your Q&A a day book looks very cool! I love that sort of thing! I just might have to get that book for myself. I always find it fascinating to go back and see what I’ve written a year or two or five ago. :)

    • ffion

      It’s really nicely designed. It’s quite small, but it feels lovely, has a good strong cover, nice thick pages with golden edges and the page designs are simple, but very pretty. I think you as a designer would probably appreciate it ;)
      I’m looking forward to how next year’s answers compare.