My friend Nicola created a marvellous calligraphy piece many years ago.
It’s one of the witches speeches from Macbeth (Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair, through the fog and filthy air).
It was calligraphed using a piece of balsa on a long piece of plain wallpaper. And a spatter of red “Blood” added (with acrylic paint).
My quest today was to make a book of several similar pieces (she did several drafts, as calligraphers do, each perfect enough for me, but not for a calligrapher).
I made 3 different books: a long concertina (21inches x 4inches), to which I will add a hard cover in red velvet (maybe with a dagger or a broomstick as a closure?).
- get a copy of Macbeth to line the inside of the crown / castle boxes
- maybe cover the outside of the moet box (I’ll be sad to miss the red letters, but the box needs covering)
- consider using red nail polish to make a seal or recover the lettering
The heater’s fan revealed that this piece has a “slinky”-like quality. See the video at the top of this page.