Friday, May 7, 2010

another graduation gift

My friend Katie is graduating from our local college this year. I'm looking forward to going to her graduation tomorrow. To celebrate the event, I made a calligraphy of Romans 8:38,39 to give as a graduation gift.

[wet ink]
The frame I had for her is a special frame, and I wanted to use a more distinctive paper than the plain parchment I usually use, so I decided to experiment with using calligraphy ink on scrapbook paper. I chose a pearlized paper with an elegant design as the one that would look especially beautiful in the frame. Much to my delight (and surprise, I must confess) it worked wonderfully.

[the text]
While this isn't perhaps one of my most labor-intensive projects, it's one of those that feels like it exposes a little more of my soul than is entirely comfortable. I think that the fact that the script is very close to my own everyday script contributes to the feeling in addition to the fact that these verses have been some of my favorites for years. Or perhaps I'm just feeling a bit more emotional than usual.

[the finished project in the frame]
Overall, I am pleased with how it turned out and hope that Katie likes it as much as I think she will.


schullerfamily said...

I know Katie will LOVE it! Such a thoughtful gift :)

Debi said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift.