Friday, February 5, 2010

Griffonage













I've always wanted to write beautifully. But even when I try it turns into an illegible scrawl.
Art journal page with collaged note (on Gnosticism - I think) which I wrote in 2006.

8 comments:

aimee said...

the white spot looks like the top half of a footprint - wouldn't that be an interesting form of printing! put your journal on the ground, stick your foot in a bunch of paint and ink and jump up and down on the paper!

p.s. i love the word griffonage, even though it most certainly does not apply here!

Leenie said...

I had not heard of the word, griffonage. But I like it. It brings to my mind an eagle/lion creature making scratchings and tracks across crumpled paper. Kind of random and artsy in a very good way. Your handwritting may not win the first place in penmanship, but I truly like the creativity of it and also the displayed page.

Linda Sue said...

I too had to look up "griffonage"- Your writing is not that bad actually- I like it very much- In school we had to practice penmanship every day for years- the PALMER method- we all wrote alike so by high school the teachers could not tell one handwriten paper from the other. We cheated a lot...

Sarah said...

I think I have heard the word but I will have to go and look it up as I am not sure of the definition. I like your page though with the different mix of text and the smudginess.

frayedattheedge said...

I too will have to go and look up the word!! I like your page. I'm trying to learn calligraphy (from a book) having 'borrowed' Malcolm's pens!

kendalee said...

To me your writing is very elegant - mine looks like tiny little spiders have dipped themselves in inks and then wriggled and chased each other across the page, so I can relate to a desire to write beautifully. I don't think you give yours enough credit - at the very least it's legible! :)

Sarah's Creations said...

Thank you dear Anairam for your lovely comments.

Griffonage is a beautiful word and your writing is gorgeous. I wish I could write beautifully.

up and down town said...

writing beautifully and writing legibly are 2 different things.
deep down you must know this.
and you, you write beautifully!
i think it's wonderful.