Fioritura Calligraphy and District Convention 2014
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District Convention 2014
This year’s District Convention in Ireland takes place the weekend of Aug 22-24
Venue: CityWest Conference & Event Centre
Saggart, Co. Dublin
You can download a pdf of the above Invitation for a closer look HERE – No Invitation is need for access. Everyone is welcome. You can also read and/or download the complete Program Schedule. Find it by typing “convention” into the Search box on the top right of the home page at JW.ORG and it should be the first result displayed. You can also watch a video about our conventions HERE and HERE . There are lots of other videos about conventions from previous years as well if you’re curious about what happens there.
If English isn’t your first language, you can click on the box that says “English” at the extreme top right and select from 680 languages! (including many Sign Languages)
If you’re visiting our convention for the first time and can only come for part of the weekend, it might be helpful to look at the program and decide which talks/dramas you really don’t want to miss. For myself, I don’t want to miss a single minute of all three days!
I came across this image on Pinterest recently and it formed part of my inspiration for Fioritura, which is Italian for “flourish”, or “flowering”. Decorative swashes and ligatures are called flourishes in the calligraphy world, so I thought I’d add some flourishing Calligraphy Elements to my kit. I’ve added the shadowed versions as well – the child with the balloon in a separate png, the others are together in one document. You’ll have to use your favourite method of selecting the individual images; lasso tool, masking, erasing…
I did a Google Image search on the Pinterest picture and the original Fioriture calligraphy image appears to be from Brigitte Schuster’s website. (EDIT: Brigitte tells me, No. It’s by Luc Saucier, a calligrapher, singer and illustrator from Ontario. She took one of his classes)