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Letter Art, AlphaBooks: H is for Hatch

The Year of the Horse
Eric Hatch
Crown 1965

Basis for The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit, IMDB, Disney site.

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

bledsoe-logo

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H Authors on RS
Heintzberger Guest Post: Amber Heintzberger, co-author of Modern Eventing, on Babies & Books

This Year

[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: Wallpapering with Light

The Immersion Room at the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum has the neatest interactive table. Although the word “interactive” gets tossed about, this one really is. You use a stylus to draw on a screen. The result is displayed as a repeating pattern on the walls. Too cool.

Since my life is a blog post, I asked my friends to design Rodney’s Saga wallpaper. Voila!

Letter design & photography courtesy of the A Squad.

 

List of NYC Posts

nyc-2016-immersion-room-pose-1
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No SketchBox lettering for April. It was pencils, which I have always hated for their messiness and impermanence. I tried, but not even the pretty colors and fancy holder could not overcome my loathing. The other item was a self-filling sepia pen that I could never get to work. #artfail

March: [Watercolor]
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Lettering 2017

[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: G is for Gray

 

Horsepower
Patsey Gray
Young Readers 1966

My childhood copy that has followed me through many years and many moves.

No website, no Wiki page.
Pony Mad Book Lovers: Patsey Gray aka Virginia Clark
Jane Badger Books: Patsey Gray
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G Posts
Greenlee, Ballyloch [Referral Saturday: Adieu]

This Year

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

This Letter

[G is for Green Grass] 2015
[G is for Ghost Gallery] 2016

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: Winter Tournament Letters

“Robert”, my Winter Tournament partner this year, spelled out in previous Winter Tournament series ribbons.

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Lettering 2017

[Watercolor]
[Daylight Savings]
[Connect The Dots]
[Pen & Pastels] SketchBox February 2017
[NYC 2016]

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

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art: Watercolor

 

SketchBox March 2017

Liquitex Muted Pink Acrylic Watercolor Ink
Fabriano Watercolor Postcards
Princeton Neptune 1/4″ Dagger Brush
Sakura Pentouch White Extra Fine pen
Art card by Victoria Wilson, Instagram, Facebook, Etsy
Box art by Shantall Alam, Instagram, Facebook
#SketchBoxMARCH

Frankly, when I signed on for SketchBox, I expected more pens. Pens I can handle, kinda. Pastels & watercolors? Not so much. Although, having said that, I couldn’t find a way to incorporate this month’s pen. Bah! Artbug!

Lettering 2017

[Daylight Savings]
[Connect The Dots]
[Pen & Pastels] SketchBox February 2017
[NYC 2016]

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

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott

Letter Art, AlphaBooks: F is for Francis

48 books by Dick Francis
10 Lb. Penalty Banker Blood Sport Bolt Bonecrack Break In Comeback Come to Grief Crossfire Dead Cert Dead Heat Decider Driving Force The Danger Enquiry Even Money The Edge Field of Thirteen Flying Finish Forfeit For Kicks High Stakes Hot Money In the Frame Jockey’s Life Knockdown Longshot Nerve Odds Against Proof Racing Man’s Bedside Book Rat Race Reflex Refusal Risk Second Wind Shattered Silks Slay Ride Smokescreen Straight The Sport of Queens To the Hilt Trial Run Twice Shy Under Orders Whip Hand Wild Horses

Not including the posthumous books by his son.
Gamble
Bloodline
Refusal
Damage
Front Runner
Triple Crown

Publication sequence, OrderofBooks.com: Dick Francis
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F Posts
Forsyth, The Unknown Unknown [What I Want From My Blog]

This Year

 
[E is for Endicott]
[D is for Doty]
[C is for Cooper]
[B is for Brown]
[A is for Anderson]

This Letter

 

2016 [F is for Fence]
2015 [F is for Feed]

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: Daylight Savings

In honor of More Time at the Barn – aka Daylight Savings – in the US, the blog name spelled out in time zone abbreviations. Who knew there were so many?

Réunion Time
Oral Time
Davis Time
Niue Time
Easter Island Standard Time
Yakutsk Time
Samoa Standard Time & Singapore Standard Time
South Australian Daylight Time
Afghanistan Time
Gilbert Island Time
Argentina Time

Sources
Wiki: List of time zone abbreviations & http://docs.aws.amazon.com/redshift/latest/dg/time-zone-abbrevs.html

Time Zone factoids
Naming conventions, problems of, in Time Zone Abbreviations from Code of Matt: Adventures in programming, featuring Time Zones! The Internet is a weird & wonderful place.

China is one big time zone.

Several places are offset by 30 or 45 minutes.

Map & explanation of clock time versus solar time.
The poor man’s math blog: How much is time wrong around the world?
Updated, The poor man’s math blog: The time it takes to change the time

The alphabetic spelling was not hard. Wiki: List of time zone abbreviations has every letter except Q & X. Timeanddate.com: Time Zone Abbreviations – Worldwide List has Quebec & X-Ray, both military time zones. As in, Quebec the NATO call letter, not Quebec the city. Worldtimezone.com: Military Time Zones- World Map of Time Zones

Lettering 2017

[Connect The Dots]
[Pen & Pastels]
[NYC 2016]

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

Thank you for reading,
Katherine Walcott