It's been a rewarding experience for an introvert like me to get out and travel to other guilds. I always wrestle with the fear of flying but once I arrive at my destination, I am so happy to be in an environment where I can share my love of letters. I am preparing for another teaching venue shortly and had to complete some commission work before I go.
I still get excited when I start to design one of these Victorian letters. I find it so peaceful and meditative and I often look back in wonder at how much the love of letters has shaped my life.
These three are done with the Staedtler Aquarelle watercolour pencils, 22K gold leaf and Diane Townsend pastels. Accent strokes are with my finetec gold metallic watercolours which are still going strong after almost daily use for three years!