i started this blog, thinking that maybe it would help streamline communications for those of us working on specific projects that i direct.
also, i am interested in keeping up with our process: how we interact, what themes and issues arise for us; how we grow within this project; and how we're inspired by ideas, images, and by one another.
a document for posterity.
to remind me what worked and why.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
\ by any stretch / video
"instructional video" is up now (finally). It took about 3.5 hours to
upload to YouTube today. ~ Anyway, here it is! (PLEASE PLEASE DO NOT
SHARE THE LINK WITH NON-PARTICIPANTS OF OUR PROJECT.) This is for your
eyes only, por favor.
1. Consider levels that you can use; occupy vertical space in interesting and various ways.
2. The lettering style (block, cursive, bubble, etc.) you choose to use as you air-write your piece will greatly influence your tempo, pacing, and range of motion.
3. Repeat letters or words, if you find yourself enjoying that particular gesture, flourish, or motion.
4. Focus on what you are "writing." Your gaze should remain on your lettering motions, for the most part.
5. For longer pieces, you may not get through ALL of the words in your written piece by the time your two minutes is up. That's fine. Don't worry abt that. You may even decide you want to re-write your piece, telling it with different words from what you emailed to me.