Okay, I've finally decided to do this blog! I put it on my website a year ago thinking that I would post daily. But what would I post daily and when in the world would I get any work done!
And so I've decided to post at least regularly .... and whatever I decide to do, I do, so you can take that to the bank. And I will do my best to answer your questions about calligraphy, illustrations, weddings, commissions, materials, printing, or whatever else you might be interested to know. I say if you stay around long enough, you learn a lot of stuff, so maybe I can help you avoid difficult research and learning the hard way:)
Also, I've decided that you might be interested in the work that I do aside from commissions, designs and such, so I will share those things with you ..... and they are varied, so be prepared! I'd love for you to post your opinions as to whether you like it ..... or not. Some things I will pursue to an end and some probably not (smile).
Of late I have enjoyed the work of Elizabeth St Hilaire Nelson, a wonderful collage artist from Orlando, Florida. So when I had a request to do some pieces for a fund raiser for a music club, I thought I'd do a few small pieces, and make one of those at least in "the style of" and "inspired by the work of" Elizabeth. So this is the result! I integrated my love of letters and my love of poetry .... this one is Hope is a thing with feathers ... by Emily Dickinson. It is a 10 x 10" acrylic on canvas, a great size to brighten a little noon and keep your spirits lifted! The price is, or was, $200. THere will be more of this one.
I've studied collage on my own for some time and really enjoy it. It's very spontaneous and immediate, but certainly is no walk in the park, I'll tell you! I plan to continue playing with this and other things, too, so I hope you'll stay tuned!
Sheila Welsh Cheek
Sheila is a freelance calligrapher, a designer of expressive hand-lettering and an illustrator with 25+ years experience. In addition to the graphic application of lettering and illustration, Sheila produces one-of-a-kind commissioned pieces that are included in many private and public collections.