Friday, January 25, 2008
Robert Burns Day
January 25 is the birthday of the Scottish poet Robert Burns. To celebrate the day, I wrote out one of his poems. Although I now do most of my writing on the computer, it is still satisfying to put pen (or marker) to paper. I placed these guidelines under the paper to make it easier to write in straight lines.
When I did calligraphy making leaf borders was something I enjoyed. I first learned how in Writing & Illuminating & Writing by Edward Johnston. Here are some modified directions: