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Letter Art, AlphaBooks: L is for Lewis

A Book of Narnians
By C.S. Lewis
Illustrated by Pauline Baynes
Text Complied by James Riordan
HarperCollins 1995

As with Tenniel‘s Wonderland, to me, Baynes is Narnia.

Lewis on Rodney’s Saga
[Off Topic: LEGO for Lent]
[On the Second Day Of Christmas: 2 Talking Steeds]
[Fantasy Cover Art: Horse & His Boy]
[A Fool But Not an April Fool]

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L Authors on Rodney’s Saga
Lowe [From Inside The Ropes]
Lampe [Ringcraft, Gearing Up For the Dark Days, Saddle Seat Celebrity]

This Year

[K is for Krementz]
[ J is for Journal]
[I is for Ipcar]
[H is for Hatch]
[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art: Ya Gotta Want It

“Art – or any craft, is something you have to have your heart in.”

debandtoby commenting on my post [SketchBox Fail].

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: K is for Krementz

 

 

A Very Young Rider
Jill Krementz
Knopf 1977, 1980 6th printing

The family appears to have gone into Thoroughbred breeding, Edition Farm. Photo of a grown up Vivi on the About page. According to a COTH forum, this is not the same location as in the book.

A Very Young Rider Grows Up“, Tricia Booker, The Chronicle of the Horse. May 30, 2005.

Still In The Saddle“, Hudson Valley Magazine, Kathleen Ryan O’Connor, 06/06/2008.

Author’s Facebook fan page

Bought from Robin Bledsoe, antiquarian horse books and art books.

bledsoe-logo
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K Author on RS
King [Fat Girl Power]

This Year

[ J is for Journal]
[I is for Ipcar]
[H is for Hatch]
[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art: SketchBox Fail

What is failure? Who decides?

Two-thirds of the way through, I am declaring failure of my SketchBox foray. While there could be a sudden reversal with the last two boxes, at this point I’m not holding my breath.

The original impetus for my six-month subscription was a thank you to a friend (waves Hi!). I signed myself up as well to give us an activity that we could enjoy together while separated geographically. It would, in some ineffable way, make me more artistic. I used the Sunday lettering posts as an excuse [P&P].

It started well.

[Pen & Pastels]

Then I began to struggle. I never got this where I wanted, but at least I achieved content.

[Watercolor]

For April, I never even got that far [Wallpapering, no photos of box or attempts].

This month’s box arrived.

 

Watercolor didn’t sound too bad. I’d already done one. Determined to succeed, I bought extra paper and a watercolor book with inviting and clever exercises.

 

I have touched none of this in weeks. I make plans. I castigate myself. I make promises. I shift the pile back and forth.

Who am I kidding? One doesn’t become artistic by osmosis any more than one learns history by falling asleep on one’s textbooks.

I don’t have to. I apparently don’t “want” to [Definitions]. Why am I making myself crazy?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: J is for Journal

The Brayer
Journal of the American Donkey and Mule Society
Vol. 33 No. 6
Nov/Dec 2000

Found at

 

Process note: I admit, this one’s a stretch. It’s a last-minute replacement when I decided not to read what I had scheduled for J.

Still need help with U, X, & Z.
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This Year

[I is for Ipcar]
[H is for Hatch]
[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art: Flowers for Mother’s Day 2017

Hi Mom!

Happy Mother’s Day

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Mother’s Day Posts
[Mares and Foals in Mexico, Mother’s Day 2016, Guest Photos]
[Text Art: Names of the Rose] 2015
[Text Art: Happy Mother’s Day] 2014
Skipped [Face Off] 2013
[Rodney’s Mommy?] 2012

Lettering 2017

[Zebra Stripes]
[Wallpapering with Light]
[Winter Tournament Letters]
[Watercolor]
[Daylight Savings]
[Connect The Dots]
[Pen & Pastels]
[NYC 2016]

Previous Lettering
[2016] [2015] [2014] [2013]

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: I is for Ipcar

The World Of Dahlov Ipcar

Inside front spread from World Full of Horses
written and illustrated by Dahlov Ipcar
Doubleday 1955

Bought from Better World Books, via AbeBooks.com, thanks to a recommendation from Robin Bledsoe, antiquarian horse books and art books.
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This Year

[H is for Hatch]
[G is for Gray]
[F is for Francis]
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

Past Years
[2016 Alphabet] [2015 Alphabet]

Project explanation [AlphaBooks 2017]. Open to recommendations for the remaining letters. Which books would you choose?

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott