Last week I showed some work I was doing in a decorative letter class I am taking through the Smithsonian Associates. You can see that post here. The letter for this week is: X. Poor X. Very few people try to get an X in scrabble. And when they do, the letter is relegated toContinue reading “X is the Loneliest Letter”
Author Archives: Diane
Harriet Studies French Culture
Convinced it will increase her level of refinement, Harriet the Elegant ghost immerses herself in French culture.
Writing and enjoying letters, as in the actual alphabet, has an appeal to many people. This manifests itself by our interest in calligraphy, our amazement regarding illuminated manuscript letters, and even our attachment to those iconic typefaces we have come to know such as the ones in Harper’s, The Atlantic, and The New Yorker (plusContinue reading “Decorative Lettering”
Harriet’s New Car
Perplexed that complete strangers kept waving to her, Harriet the Elegant ghost realized the pre-owned car she purchased had a former life as a taxi cab.
My friend was at the Jersey shore and told me about a woman in a boardwalk stall looking at her phone between customers. He described the scene as very Hopperesque due to the quiet isolation. I could not resist the idea of this so I did a painting in my sketchbook.
Misreading the recipe, Harriet the Elegant ghost added a bit too much yeast to her bread dough.
Portrait of Claudia
This is a portrait I did of my friend Claudia. It looks absolutely nothing like her. Claudia does not clad herself in Jarlsberg cheese wrappers, or any cheese wrappers for that matter. I am not even sure if Claudia likes cheese, but then again, who doesn’t like cheese???? Odder than the dress I choose forContinue reading “Portrait of Claudia”
Harriet’s New Hobby
Seeking adventure, Harriet the Elegant ghost takes up a hobby as a tag artist.
Continuing the Paper Quilt Sketchbook Series
I have been engaged in a sketchbook practice making paper quilt collages that were inspired by the Gees Bend Quilters. This came about after attending a workshop through the National Gallery of Art’s Virtual Studio program. The initial post for this project can be found here. In addition to making the paper quilt collages, IContinue reading “Continuing the Paper Quilt Sketchbook Series”
Harriet Fights Inflation: Part 3
Continuing her quest to economize, Harriet the Elegant ghost collected acorns at a nearby park where she evoked ire among the local squirrel population.