This past week I had the pleasure—and the challenge—of doing a calligraphy project for a nice couple. They wanted me to recreate a piece that had been done by the woman’s father, so that she could frame it and give it to her brother as a Christmas present. The piece was a letter, written by the late father to his parents, about parenthood.
Here are a few shots, first of the original and then of the copy.
It was a more difficult project than I originally thought it would be: it was difficult to find the right paper (one that looked gilded in just the right pattern—though that’s hard to see in these photos), and it was difficult to recreate the spacing.
After a few attempts, I produced something that was worth giving to them. It wasn’t perfect, but it was the best I could do given my schedule (I’m leaving town imminently and have had to allot time carefully), and I hope they’ll be satisfied.
Happy holidays to this family!