Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Robert Burns Day


January 25 is the birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. To celebrate the day, I wrote out one of his poems. Although I now do most of my writing on the computer, it is still satisfying to put pen (or marker) to paper.

When I did calligraphy, making leaf borders was something I enjoyed. I first learned how in Writing & Illuminating & Writing by Edward Johnston. Here are some modified directions:

2 comments:

abelian said...

I think it's "Writing and Illuminating and Lettering". Sounds like a book book I want to find.

I'm enjoying your blog. Thanks!

Dorothy

Amy LV said...

This makes me want to jump into my journal and copy something beautiful. I think that I will try a leaf border and know that I need to read some Robert Burns. Many thanks! A.