01 January 2013

New Blogging Address - MillerLineDesign.com/blog/

I can't believe my last post was in September! Time has a funny way of slipping up on us, slipping by us, and moving on whether we are ready or not.

I admire all of you bloggers who are steadfast and consistent with your words, images and sharing of your ideas and inspirations. And while I long to be the same, I will accept my ways of spontaneity, procrastination, and erraticism.

Also, I want to THANK everyone who visits my little space in the blogging world. I enjoy sharing my creations and calligraphic experiences. And more than that, I have so enjoyed 'meeting' some of you through your blogs, comments and emails. So please, I invite you to join me at my new blogging address,  http://millerlinedesign.com/blog/ 

The MillerLineDesign website and blog has been combine allowing me to manage everything in one place. This blogger address will remain as is and all past and future posts will occur at the new address above.

14 September 2012

Going to Cheerio

I have been quite distracted from the blogging world the last few weeks. It all started with hurricane Isaac. He was the slowest moving storm I have ever experienced. I didn't think he would ever get here, much less leave! But 15" of rain and 2 days without electricity later, we were cleaning up and moving on, trying to get caught up from the 'hurricane days'. . . . .Some people have 'snow days', we have 'hurricane days':)
This house is not suppose to be in the water!

I was able to complete a beautiful wedding envelope project in Dr. Martin's Spetralite Gold. Even though there is so much stirring involved, I enjoy writing with this ink.
Oh the bling of gold!

And now, I am getting ready for John Stevens' class and a week at Cheerio! YAY!!!!
I have order supplies and have been working on the practice work that Mr. Stevens has sent out. Prepping and priming for brush Roman Caps. How intimidating is that?!? I hardly ever work with a brush so I need lots of practice. I am so excited.
Practice, Practice, Practice!

I will be away for a couple of weeks, but will have a special post when I return. Something along the lines of a blogging milestone and a new address.

23 August 2012


This piece was created for the 
Louisiana Board of Adoption Services 
silent auction held last spring.
It was created on Arches cold press watercolor paper
 with acrylics, inks and pointed nib.

16 August 2012

Calligraphy Triptych

These little gems were created using watercolor and Dr. Martin's bleedproof white ink
on Arches cold press watercolor paper.
The painted square is 3"x3" on 5"x8" paper size.  

The words are from 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 and are definitely words to live by.

09 August 2012

Italic practice

Practice from the Denis Brown dvd instructional course.
If you have not heard about this awesome opportunity to study with 
one of the most popular and well-known calligraphers of the day, please check out 
the study curriculum Denis offers in his dvd collection at http://calligraphy.tv/

I still have a long way to go, but this was a lot of fun to work on.

02 August 2012

Digital Color Study

color samples
This is a piece that was created some time ago. The colors are quite beautiful. It was created without any plan while waiting for other things to dry, so I did not pay much attention to the process and cannot remember what I used to create the color combinations. 

I imported a picture of the piece into photoshop and color pick throughout. What a good way to come up with combinations for your digital work.