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Old 03-09-2009, 07:30 AM
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Calligraphy Project for week of March 9

This week I would like us to write some of our favorite quotes from favorite movies. Here's one from Fellowship of the Ring; my practice sheet and the quote inserted in a drawing. I did not sufficiently plan out the lettering and ran out of letters......There is Alot to this calligraphy, lettering gig

I also want to do a popular quote from a movie I have yet to see.......Gone With the Wind......(.I am planning to watch it this week) but if you are one of the first three who guess what this popular quote is I'll send you a little linoleum print. PM me your guess.

Hope this makes your week fun......
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Movie quote...very cool. Now I will have to try and remember some quotes. Must go wrack my brain...

What a neat little fantasy pic. Love all the colors and how you did the writing up the stream.
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Re: Calligraphy Project for week of March 9

Got so carried away with the thread idea and your picture I forgot to tell you I love your lettering. Is that hobbit language...lol
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I am grinning my fool head off! This is delightful! I love Tolkien--my favorite childhood book and I have been fascinated with his letters since I first discovered them! I have lettered many, many quotes from Tolkien already, so I may pull out something from my file.

I have to ask; the scarecrow? Is he a nod to the Wizard of Oz? My own mind made that jump because of the quote. Dorothy had no idea what she would see when she opened the door of her Kansas farm house!

This will be a fun challenge. I am going to try to find more time to work on the challenge this week. Last week I got bogged down in trying to execute some Imperial Capitals (very hard to get right) and went through reams of paper practicing. Still have the math quote on my desk--unfinished.

I have something in mind, but for now, I'll just share some Tolkien with you all.


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This week I would like us to write some of our favorite quotes from favorite movies. Here's one from Fellowship of the Ring; my practice sheet and the quote inserted in a drawing. I did not sufficiently plan out the lettering and ran out of letters......There is Alot to this calligraphy, lettering gig

I also want to do a popular quote from a movie I have yet to see.......Gone With the Wind......(.I am planning to watch it this week) but if you are one of the first three who guess what this popular quote is I'll send you a little linoleum print. PM me your guess.

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Re: Calligraphy Project for week of March 9

Very cool Kim. Like them both. I love the illuminated F with the leaf and your beautiful lettering.
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Re: Calligraphy Project for week of March 9

Yes, that is an elvish script I got off the internet.
http://www.fontriver.com/font/elvish_ring_nfi/

I've always wanted to do it. And as I did it it began to make sense....so I can read it a little now..........
Regarding the scare crow ..... when this quote if uttered in the movie (Fellowship of the Ring)....... Frodo and Sam are just heading off and Sam stops and says "This is it " Frodo asks what's the matter and Sam says that if he takes one more step it will be the farthest he's ever been from home and then Frodo quotes Bilbo........ and they are standing in a field with a scarecrow and hills in the background.

Kim - those are fun and lovely ........I've loved Tolkien from the start..... do you have any quotes in elvish script?
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Re: Calligraphy Project for week of March 9

I remember Sam saying that. Funny but I never noticed the scarecrow though. Interesting. I thought of Wizard of Oz too when I saw it...LOL I love it when Liv Tyler speaks elvish. It just sounds so beautiful and lyrical.
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Thanks! THis is one I'd like to re-visit.

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Of course! You were doing movie; I was thinking book. It's funny; I love the movies and enjoy them very much, but I still retain my own images from reading the books as a child and then all the way through my life from that point on. These books are very much a part of me--far more so than the movies. What I retain vividly from the movies is the music. That music! It's perfect.

Yes, I do have some around here somewhere. I've done some for my sister, but I don't think I've ever scanned them. I may have some working copies in a file, but the originals were gifts and long gone. In lieu of that, here's a bookmark I did for Children of Hurin. It isn't in a Tolkien script (it's a Gothic script) but I like it.

The font at the link is based on Tolkien's tengwar letters, but those aren't really the same thing as an alphabet in Tolkien's world. They represent phonetic sounds and depending upon the proximity to other sounds, different symbols can be used in different situations for the same sound. Really tough to sort out. With the font, someone assigned letter values to the tengwar forms; fun, but would be gobbledy-gook in Middle Earth.

Tolkien does have another, more alphabetic, set of letters--the Angerthas--that are easier to translate. I've played around with forming the tengwar letters but I've never really tried to write meaningful words with them. I have with the Angerthas. I'll see if I can put my hands on them.


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Yes, that is an elvish script I got off the internet.
http://www.fontriver.com/font/elvish_ring_nfi/

I've always wanted to do it. And as I did it it began to make sense....so I can read it a little now..........
Regarding the scare crow ..... when this quote if uttered in the movie (Fellowship of the Ring)....... Frodo and Sam are just heading off and Sam stops and says "This is it " Frodo asks what's the matter and Sam says that if he takes one more step it will be the farthest he's ever been from home and then Frodo quotes Bilbo........ and they are standing in a field with a scarecrow and hills in the background.

Kim - those are fun and lovely ........I've loved Tolkien from the start..... do you have any quotes in elvish script?
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Ah! So that's where I've seen that font before! - I mean the Bilbo one. It's very pretty.

Kim, I like the colours you've used for your tolkien quotes, and the use of the leaf in your illuminated F. The little leaf at the end of the quote is a perfect touch.

I love the Lord of the Rings movies, for the scenery as much as for the story. My husband and I watched the Rivendel scenes frame by frame to enjoy the carvings and buildings. It was a bit annoying when the actors kept getting in the way of the background, though.

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I've always loved that song and those lines about the staircases.

I tried to copy a font that I found on line that is supposed to look like Hebrew or Yiddish - i'm not too successful, though.

I might get something better done later this week - my head is making ideas - but I've got other stuff I need to work on so may not. For now I wanted to do one I could actually finish in one sitting.
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Oh - you've prabably guessed but I forgot to say it's from "Fiddler on the Roof" - the song, "If I Were a Rich Man."
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Really nice bookmark Kim. I think I saw that one on your web site.

elsie. Love your quote on the staircase. That took some neat imagination.
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lol. thanks, Sharon. I keep looking at it and thinking what a mess it is. It's not pretty - just gets the idea on to paper and that's about it.

Azul gets the credit for inspiring the imagination, though, with her words in the river.
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Elsie, that is wonderfully creative. Fiddler on the Roof is a fabulous movie and it's cool that you represented the movie and the music in one piece. (And the font DOES look Yiddish!)

Thank you for the kind words about my Frodo piece.

Sharon, you're right. That is a bookmark I made to mark the release of Children of Hurin. (oh, and I wrongly identified the hand as Gothic. It is a Celtic hand, duh!)

I'm not going to the archives today, I'm going to the drawing board. I tried yesterday and I.could.not.letter.to.save.my.life. Some days are like that. Hopefully, today will be better.
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I did say I wouldn't resort to the archives yesterday (and I didn't!) so maybe you can forgive me for doing so today. I have been very busy at my drawing board but I don't have anythhing new finished yet.

Here's a bookmark quote I did from the movie Outlaw Josie Wales.
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