Monday, January 14, 2008

Letter Arts Review, Vol. 22, No. 2



A nice way to start 2008: just received Letter Arts Review, Issue 22:2, with the artwork of Liesbet Boudens (“Op een dag”) on the front cover, and my triptych, “Reason and Passion” on the back. Editor and Art Director, Christopher Calderhead has designed yet another outstanding issue, and it is a real honor to have my work featured in it.

It reminds me of discovering my first issue of LAR (at that time called Calligraphy Review) about 20 years ago, at a book store in Toronto, and thinking, “Someday I’d like to do that.” I had always been attracted to calligraphy, but had never seen lettering art done so creatively or taken so seriously. I dragged that first issue with me everywhere, and I still have it today...

Not that the journey needed to take 20 years(!) – in many of those years there was no time for calligraphy. But in the back of my mind, it was always something I hoped to do, “someday”. So, what a thrill to have work on the back cover! Next goal: the front cover :). Think I can manage that in the next 10 years?!

5 comments:

ginger meidel said...

Congratulations!!!
and YES - you can make the cover and it won't take 10 years! I'll be watching, and cheering!

Toni said...

That is awesome Alice! Congratulations.

Lorraine Douglas said...

Alice...front cover or back cover...it doesn't matter...you are still a cover :)

Congratulations to you and I enjoyed the write up about the covers inside by the artists, I thought that was great! Boy the two covers look swell together don't they!!!

Toccata said...

Congratulations! That must have been exciting to see your work featured in an actual issue. I'm going to hunt down a copy so I can see your work up close.

Kathy McCreedy said...

How awesome, congratulations! I'm very happy for you, and have no doubt you'll get the front cover without having to wait ten years! What a great accomplishment... it gives a gal hope! All my best, K.