Later, we selected a classmate's name to letter and flourish. These were also done in pencil and then inked. This was a fairly quick exercise. Unfortunately I didn't get a picture without the pencil rough showing through.
The above is another classmate's version of the same exercise.
Another exercise on day one was this one. Kathy did the first flourish, and we each added a flourish to hers on the otherwise blank paper. The photo above shows Kathy's flourish and mine. The photo below shows the finished exercise. Kathy elaborated on the flourishes and added the script.
Above, Donna Hacker, Kathy Milici and moi. Day one of the workshop was "The Flourished Name", day two was about the business side of art, and both were practical and entertaining too.
Sheraton Hotel where Donna and I stayed. Foggy day. The drive down for me was delayed due to a little ice storm that closed I-65 South for the morning.
These cute letters decorate the wall across from the entrance at Paper and Ink Arts, where the workshop was held.
This carved piggy was part of a collection of pigs (including one very naughty one) on the kitchen bar at the fabulous City House restaurant where Donna and I ate dinner on Saturday night. We were able to watch the kitchen crew toss the pizza crusts and heat up the kitchen in general with high flames under the pots. I tasted Donna's octopus, and I ate the best pizza ever here - ham belly with egg on top, Sicilian style. It's not on the menu, you have to ask for it. I'm so glad that Tom Lazzaro, owner of Lazzaroli Pasta Shop and Italian Market two blocks away recommended the restaurant and told me what to order. Too bad Lazzaroli's had sold out (by noon) of the Mozzarella cheese Tom makes every Saturday morning, but Donna bought fresh pasta to take home.