Sunday, June 27, 2010

My 100th Post! and a giveaway.

Congratulations to me, I am still writing these things up! Actually, I find I enjoy blogging and it makes me work more consistently so that I will have something to say. Since I made it to 100 and that's a big round number I decided to skip ahead in my projects a little bit and make something new.

This is an outgrowth of the book I'm going to start working on as soon as He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven is done. I love LOVE the old letters with the lines around them showing how they are formed. I always have. I think it's the Steampunk in me.

This piece is made from three layers. The cutout letters, the cutout lines, and as a background, an old book page. They have matte board in between to seperate and define the different pieces. I think it turned out really great and I'm looking forward to making more!

Here's a close-up so you can see how they're on different levels.

If you can't wait for the contest, you can buy it in my Etsy shop.

If you want to win it instead (sorry, no frame, though), just leave a comment to enter your name! And if you want to link to this blog (because this is all about shameless self-promotion), let me know you posted something about it and I'll give you two more entries. I'll draw for it in one week. So check back Sunday!


  1. Yay! Another fun piece of artwork. I agree with you, that seeing the way in which the letters are laid out/set up is so interesting. I love seeing how you set out your calligraphy in your book projects, with the spacing and careful working out, then the lovely writing appears!
    Thanks for putting one of these calligraphy pictures in a giveaway - congratulations on your 100th post!
    I'll add a link to your post in the News box on my blog; also my Facebook page and on Twitter! Hope that will help with the "Shameless self-promotion"!! ;-)

  2. 100! Way to go! I love seeing all of the creative things you are up to J! You've given me some inspiration for some jewelry I want to make.

    P.S. I think I should totally win this because it's my initials!

  3. congrats. i always wonder about contests and do or not. oh, well, i really like this piece, it's quite fine!

  4. I appreciate that it's called A to ZED- as in it's fully spelled out for proper pronunciation.

    What book is it from?

    As always, fabulous!

  5. It's from Biblical Demonology. I got the book to make a blank sketchbook from the cover (because the title is rad) and when I was looking around for inspiration the pages were just the right size and texture.

  6. Wonderful. I love the He Waits piece and this is also very interesting. I'll add a comment on our blog about you also, so put my name in the hat!