Archive for October, 2008


Calligraphy Exhibit

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on October 15th, 2008

Michigan Association of Calligraphy has a show running currently at The Birmingham Conference Center . I have entered 5 pieces in the exhibit. The show is actually a retrospective to celebrate the Association’s thirtieth anniversary. Two of the pieces I entered were a couple of years old. But three of the pieces are new. Those are the works that I am posting here. All three pieces were done in Judy Melvin’s workshop when she taught here in Michigan last March. The exhibit is up until the end of November. It is open Monday thru Friday during business hours.


Class Proposals for 2009

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on October 15th, 2008

I have just finished my class proposals for 2009. This work is for a new class that will feature a combination of transfers and hand painted tissue paper. I added some oriental lace paper, some Japanese writing in the background and lots more “stuff” for texture. Great fun! I love the transparency of the transfers together with the translucency of the tissue. It gives the piece a lot of depth! I’ll let you know if it gets accepted and where it will be offered!


Calligraphic Side Lights

Posted by: Jacqueline Sullivan on October 12th, 2008

Victor and I love our home. And we both love it when we get something “artistic” for it. So we are both thrilled with the new glass for the side light of our front door. I was invited to a friend’s sign painting shop to play with her sand blaster. (Thank you, Wendy!) I was trying to decide what in the world to “etch” when Victor reminded me that I had been wanting to do something with the glass in the front door. The sand blasting booth is not big enough for the glass in the front door, but I was able to do the three small windows in the side light. Not having very much time, I did some quick calligraphic marks with an Automatic pen. We then scanned it into a computer into a program that is designed for sign making. Once edited and cleaned up a bit the image was sent to the plotter which cut the mask. I then stuck the mask to the glass pieces. Then we put them into the booth and sand blasted them! It was really cool! We have the windows sort of “propped into” the frame. We now need to paint the door and the trim. But we are really happy with the way that they look – and they were FREE! The glass was actually scrap glass from our framing business. Can’t beat the price! Of course now we both want a sand blaster so that we can do the entire front door window and the rock out front and…. well, you know how the creative mind works!

Jacqueline Sullivan is a teacher and mixed-media artist, with experience in graphic design, advertising and publications.

“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”

— Pablo Picasso