Sunday, April 29, 2007

Lettering on Fabric!

Fresh from a course with Lisa Engelbrecht from California, a super talented, vibrant artist; this is a piece in progress from the class. She came up to Alberta this month & taught at the 3 major calligraphic guilds in Alberta. The Lettering on Fabric in Edmonton was 2 days long.

It will no doubt sit here for months while i play with different transfer image possibilities to replace these color copies of my big sister & I. Working with acrylic is tricky; it doesn't flow through nibs with reservoirs.

It all started with a few words; I believe from Carly Simon "two little sisters gazing at the sea...wondering what their future will be".

I'd like to know more about the song.

1 comment:

The Joyful Artist said...

Hello my friend, nice to see you blogging again! Here are those lyrics you were wanting.
Hugs Cindy

Two little sisters gazing at the sea,
Imagining what their futures will be.

The older one says, as her eyes look around,
"I will go as far as the corners of the town.
I'll plant a little garden, flowers everywhere.
And pluck the most fragrant for my hair."

Two little sisters gazing at the sea,
Imagining what their futures will be.

The younger one stands with her eyes open wide.
And says, "I'll go as far as the corners of the sky.
I'll gather all the stars each night as they appear,
And pick the very brightest one to wear in my ear."

I didn't choose you and you didn't choose me.
I didn't choose you, who would guess we're from the same family?

But, what will you do when the nights get cold?
When the stars grow dim and your dreams seem old.
Watcha gonna do when winter calls,
And your flowers fall from the garden walls?

I'll come home to you, you'll come home to me.
My love will be your remedy.
I'll choose you and you'll choose me.
We'll be two daughters dancing by the edge of the sea.