Saturday, January 9, 2010

Homemade gifts, part IV

For Adam, I tried to learn a new crafty skill.

quotes and photos

He has liked these Chicago-centric quotes (by Frank Lloyd Wright and Louis Sullivan) since he came across them and liked the idea of having them on the wall.

quotes and photos

So I decided to try my hand at some calligraphy. I picked out two photos Adam had taken of the city (while on our boat tour) and some paper to match. Then I tried a million times to write the quotes out, thought I'd finally nailed it, then realized the 5" x7" photo spaces I was planning to stick the quotes in were actually only 4.5" x 6.5", so I had to do it all over again. And while this probably doesn't qualify as calligraphy proper, it is at least semi-fancy, semi-pretty writing.

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