Calligraphy and working on various little projects is me dipping my toe into 'artistic pursuits'.
In the meantime, I have taken to looking for appropriate lines from poems or noting down a few phrases, and as they bring friends to mind, I made them a book mark. Quite appropriate really:
A bookmark: an artifact such as a piece of paper that you put in a book, to mark a place. Something which may soon be completely useless as the march of 'virtual books' progresses. I use all types of items such as postcards or photographs to mark pages..and even if it is years later that I come upon them again, they are carry me right back to the moment and reason I first chose them. So I thought I would start to make some...
Hand Written: Again an action which is quickly becoming something which is consigned to marginal tasks...Calligraphy is still a pleasurable art. I even practise my scripts on my shopping list and my to do lists!
So I call my little bookmarks 'Folk Art', for when books with paper are no longer used this is all these bookmarks will be.