This was my first time in the class of the Vancouver-based calligrapher, Martin Jackson, and it was an enjoyable and inspiring weekend. Martin’s work is a reminder of the power of simplicity. He is a gentle, encouraging and humorous teacher, and I think all participants gained valuable insights... the final work done by the class was very impressive. But what I really liked was this photo of Martin’s shoes. (He obligingly showed off his colourful socks, as well.) Seems to say something about the personality behind the beautiful letterforms!
We all know Martin collects butterflies, (and often includes exquisitely painted butterflies in his work), but who knew he collected colourful socks as well!?