Boy, do they know how to have fun at Geekway to the West! This was my second time attending this convention - and I count myself very, very lucky that it is held in my hometown. People travel from across the country to attend Geekway and I drive for about ten minutes. I’m luckier than the two people who won Wingspan from the Play and Win! That’s a joke. Nobody is luckier than those two people - but more on that later.
Letter-writing is one of my favorite modes of correspondence. It’s not the most convenient way of telling something to someone - it’s just above telegrams and smoke signals. I daresay most people believe it to be outmoded, old-fashioned, and altogether obsolete. I disagree! I think it’s one of the best ways to communicate - and here’s why I love it.
I've been amassing a collection of cards, envelopes, stamps (vintage & current), vintage postcards, and more to send to my friends for this year's write_on. Last year, I had ten days of April in which I sent letters to ten random people who submitted their information on my write_on 2016 blog post. It was so wonderful - I loved picking through my collection of images and papers to find things that suited these wonderful strangers. That's why I want to do it again!
Across The Spine is my latest series of lettering pieces. There's only one criteria for each piece: the entire quote must use the spine of my sketchbook in the composition. It's a simple compositional change but it has proved so rewarding to me. The spine acts as part of the quote. It can either separate two statements or tones within a quote/lyrics or unite lettering to create unique spacing and flow.
It's that time of summer again where I post about my favorite destination on Earth - Prague. Our Calvary Church Prague Missions Team is headed back on August 3. This year's camp theme is really fascinating! We will be using fictional modern means - Twitter feeds, newspapers, birth certificates, blogs, etc. - to investigate the real life of Jesus. If Jesus was born in this current era it would be a media circus, as they say. It will be fun to imagine just how our society would react to Jesus if he was here, in the flesh, today.