Sunday, November 1, 2009

I'm published in "Hand Lettering"

"Hand Lettering" by Marci Donley and DeAnn Singh

Today I attended a book signing at Stamping from the Heart for Marci Donley and DeAnn Singh's new book "Hand Lettering" for which I was privileged to be invited to take part in. I really didn't think it would be as exciting to me as it was. I'm normally a low keyed kind of gal about tooting my own horn but it was kinda thrilling, I must admit. We had quite a turn out with food, drink and demos.

Here are some photos of my work and of the book signing event.

Here are Carrie Imai, the President of our Society for Calligraphy, Helen Chu and a customer buying a signed copy of the book.

Carrie getting ready to do her demo for a well attended group of attendees.

Lisa Engelbrecht and Nancy Campbell, also participants in the book, signing copies.

That's me in the back, next to Nancy, Carrie, Helen and Jane Shibata in the pony tail.

Nancy Campbell, Jane Shibata, Sylvia Kowal, DeAnn Singh, Marci Donley, Karen (owner of Stamping from the Heart) and seated, Lisa Engelbrecht. Oh yes....and me looking at ???

Marci doing her demo and Chris Ewen having a good time on the right.

I created a mixed media collage alphabet book from scratch which is where the photos were taken from.


Lisa Holtzman said...

Congratulations my friend! I'm SO impressed with your contributions to the book. You're a celebrity now!

Mary said...

Oh yay!! what a fun, fun thing.
I will have to get a copy of this.

I am going to be taking Martha Lever's calligraphy class. I want so to be able to do this. I have tried in the past and think I gave up too soon. I am left handed, and I know there are left handed nibs, but I remember being really frustrated with myself. Gonna give it another try, and just keep practicing!!!

Martha Lever said...

On Renee, this is wonderful!! And you and all those famous people---you being one of them!! Congratulations. I want to purchase this book!
And in two weeks I will be flying to Birmingham for Lisa's workshop. I am so excited about that!
Love your drawn and decorated letters!!!

Jane Farr said...

Congratulations Renee! It is nice to put names and faces together. There is so much talent in your area.

connie said...


how wonderful i can't wait to see the book! I love that all of the artists had gotten together to sign them, very cool and heart felt!

Toni said...

Renee thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Wow congratulations on being a contributor in this book. Awesome work I see her on your blog.