Monday, April 20, 2015

Calligraphy

The main branch of the public library offers exhibit space each month to artists. This month the Calligraphy Society of Ottawa has several works on display. This first one quotes Scripture often read at weddings.
 
 
The second one brought out a big grin in me.
 


44 comments:

  1. hahahhaahahaha I like very much the last one !

    cheers, parsnip

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  2. Nice examples of calligraphy. I think we can all agree the second poem is very humorous!

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  3. The old 'gong booming' quote. Beautifully done.

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  4. I'm sure every man has at least one pair of 'pink' socks tucked away. :) I love calligraphy.

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  5. i never knew it as a laundry prayer ... i have heard to for many other issues, help, to ease or times. love it. i have it on a key chain. ( :

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  6. I like the 2nd one best. I've become very "tired" of the first one!

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  7. A Calligraphy Society in Ottawa? Good to know.
    Each time I visit your blog I enjoy your beautiful red tulips :)

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  8. I've always been fascinated by calligraphy....

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  9. The laundry prayer is a classic!
    Jane x

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  10. @Parsnip: as did I!

    @Cloudia: definitely.

    @Halcyon: it's a great variation on the serenity prayer.

    @Peter: thanks!

    @Revrunner: definitely.

    @Deb: this is one of the reasons my wardrobe is overwhelmingly black!

    @Beth: I have heard other variations on the serenity prayer that tickle the funny bone.

    @Lowell: it does get used a lot in weddings.

    @Karl: I'm waiting for this year's growth to come up.

    @Sharon: I certainly did think so.

    @Tex: thanks!

    @Norma: it's a skill that is beyond me.

    @Jane and Chris: it's a wonderful sense of humour.

    @EG: thank you!

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  11. The first one was probably read at my wedding, but I can't remember!

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  12. Made me smile too William, I mean how many times does that happen :)

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  13. The "Laundry Prayer" is a good idea for a writing lesson in parody. As a former teacher, I see possible lessons in much of what I see and read. Thanks!

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  14. I have the greatest admiration for anyone who master calligraphy!

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  15. ha-ha:)
    Number two must be international.

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  16. @Red: there are a couple of other well known passages that get used often at weddings, but I think this is the most used.

    @Grace: I'm sure others pass this by, see it, and smile.

    @Susan: you're welcome!

    @Geoff: it is something that I would never be capable of.

    @Gunn: I would think so!

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  17. The second one is my mantra for certain

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  18. That second one is funny. I used to do calligraphy for Christmas cards and stuff but it just took too long.

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  19. I think it's a great idea to display these. And yes the second one is funny! :))

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  20. Great idea ! The second one is my favourite :)

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  21. The last one is too funny!

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  22. I need a copy of that Laundry Prayer for my laundry room!

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  23. The calligraphy is wonderful! The 2nd prayer is cute.

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  24. The calligraphy looks very nice and well done, but I'm affraid my knowledge of the English language is too limited to really understand the text.

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  25. it would be something I would love to master.

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  26. Priceless Laundry Prayer. Your library is wonderful to provide this time and space for artists.

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  27. @Mo: for a lot of people!

    @Eve: I can see it being a time consuming process.

    @Marleen: it's a very good service of the library.

    @Anna: thanks!

    @VP: that it is.

    @Cheryl: many people would like that!

    @RedPat: I'll see about photographing another one or two before month's end.

    @Jan: that hadn't occurred to me. Translation software only works on text and comments, but not when the text is in a comment.

    @Gill: it really is an art form.

    @Tammie: I certainly did think so.

    @Kate: it's a great service by the library, and it offers a good deal of variety.

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  28. Something everyone should keep in mind while washing whites.

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  29. The displays are a very nice idea. I love the laundry one.

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  30. ha, the laundry prayer is funny!

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  31. I love the second one. Both bring to mind the beauty of illuminated manuscripts, an art form that takes calligraphy far beyond the "mere"exquisite lettering.

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  32. The second one made me smile, William. :)

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  33. I did some calligraphy when I was very young. No examples survive. That is a good thing.

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  34. I did that, long ago when the world was flat.

    Fun stuff.

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  35. This is great! Your header continues to cheer me!

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  36. A SMILE from me, all the way from Norway.
    Beautiful letters, and the second one is just GREAT.

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