Tuesday, 5 February 2013

E is for Elaborate



Hello everyone, and well done for such delightful D tags last week, and thank you for your sweet comments on my Daisy tag. 


This week in my Abecedary of Calligraphy, I have written ‘Ex libris’ starting with an Elaborate capital E; the remaining letters being written in Elongated Black Letter hand.  Here, branching ascenders and Extending terminals are developed into a tracery of ornamentation that links some of the letters, all written with an Edged pen. Personally I think it is an Excessively Embellished style making it difficult to read! It was fun to write though!
Did you know that the small stroke that projects from the top right corner of the lowercase letter "g" is called an ‘Ear’?
I am enjoying this theme so much, I find myself wondering what you are all creating throughout the week!  I am learning lots from you all too as we research our various themes! Looking forward to seeing what you have done with the letter ‘E’

Bye for now
Jane xx

15 comments:

  1. Wonderful! You could copy your tag and make bookplates!

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  2. Beautiful Jane, such lovely work, I look forward to your lettering every week. X

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  3. Beautiful work - I am so amazed by the intricacy of the letters - so perfectly done.

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  4. I love the Elaborate E Jane. How clever you are. I did not know 'g's had ears ;-) I sometimes think my son has none!!

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  5. Wowzers!! This is just stunning Jane :0) Mo

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  6. Wow Jane I love your tag with such an elaborate embellished 'E' and all the other 'E' details you have managed to include, I to am enjoying and looking forward to what's coming next :)

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  7. Stunning work...Amazing Art piece.. Love it!! May x x x

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  8. Another stunning piece of calligraphy. Love it

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  9. You are very brave Jane, to take up a nib pen and do calligraphy free hand like this. It turned out beautifully. It's a work of art in itself. Nice!! *smiles* Norma, x

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  10. What a complicated letter! Fantastic. Am loving your calligraphy series. Carolyn x

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  11. Triple WOW!!! I love your calligraphic work, Jane. Blessings!

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  12. Simply beautiful. Wish I could write like this. I have a friend who does and her envelopes that arrive in the post are a joy to behold. Hugs Mrs A.

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  13. Beautiful calligraphy, Jane! I have been inspired to get a book on calligraphy out of the library, as I love your lettering. I am just going to look at the book, not do any at the moment!
    Jane x

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  14. You really must have a go Jane, practice makes perfect! Jane xx

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  15. I have always admired beautiful writing - your calligraphy is truly artistic. How many pen strokes are in this elaborate E?

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