For over 40 years, Gail & I have created combinations of our individual talents. She does the Watercolor, I do the Calligraphy. The commercial printer puts them together in some wonderful combinations. Reproductions of many of our collaborations hang in hundreds of thousands of homes all over the United States; many are in Canada and beyond.
You may recognize a couple of them from when you were growing up at home….or may have purchased some yourself from our primary distributor of the works, HOME INTERIORS & GIFTS, a company that no longer exists. In its heyday, over 50,000 sales ladies showed the company’s wide variety of decorative home decor, and our prints, at home parties hosted by individuals for a dozen or so of their friends.
That company is gone now but we still have those designs for any other company who does the same matting, framing, and marketing of beautiful artwork.
If you already have one of these artworks, Gail and I would love to hear from you. Might even send you a fresh print for letting us know and sending us a photo of the one on your wall!
Calligraphy with pen and ink is where our business began in 1972. Though it has morphed into ENGRAVING Calligraphy now, pen and ink is still the foundation of it all. The technique I teach for pen and ink….and markers…is the same approach I use in teaching the lettering with the dental drill.
Soon, in this space, I’ll be focusing on some of the simple features of learning what I do with simple chisel-edged Calligraphy markers. What Gail does….well, that’s a whole ‘nother story and out of my league!
Ken • 214.250.6958