Friday, February 25, 2011

Calligraphy for Christchurch

Below are some words of encouragement from and for the people of Christchurch.

Youth Group of St Mary's Halswell, Christchurch
Watercolour & Ink, Arches MBM paper

Peter Beck, Dean of Christchurch Anglican Cathedral
Gouache & coloured pencil, hand made Roma Paper

Sometimes by Ian White
Watercolours, Fabriano Artistico Rough paper

A Blessing from Room 6 Sacred Heart School, Thorndon Wellington NZ
Watercolours on Arches MBM paper

Attributed to St Augustine of Hippo (354 - 430 AD)
Watercolours, shell gold, Pergamenata paper

I intend to add more calligraphy to this post over the next little while. I particularly invite children to write down their thoughts and prayers and send them to me. I will be glad to write them out and post them here for all to see.

Interesting news was the discovery of some time capsules under the fallen statue of the city founder, John Robert Godley. One of these contains a copperplate inscription on parchment perhaps dating to 1867.

Sincerely, Alison.