Thank you for taking time to visit, and I hope I am even a tiny bit helpful as I have been helped and blessed by so many others. I have been doing Calligraphy since teens, and card making for many years as well. In 1990 I delighted in the joys of stamping with ink and embossing after a trip to Cairns, Qld. In 2009 I discovered the brayer, 2010 the Cuttlebug, also have now taking to reading up on crafting blogs and lo! Here I am, on one of my own.

I live on the coast of eastern Australia. I am a Christian. I trusted in the LORD down here at the beach, amazingly it is not far from where I now live. It was over 40 years ago, after a Beach Mission Service at the age of 12 years

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

WOYWW What's On Your Workdesk? Wednesday 111

Well our year is just flying by! It seems only yesterday we had the excitement of the second anniversary of our pIf for week 104, yet my maths makes it 7 weeks ago…

This week my desk is rather boring and rather empty of any craft but very industrious anyway. Here are the preparations for teaching the six year 8 (aged 14 yrs) in our church school, as you can see by the folder with black writing in the centre left – the subject is Calligraphy! These are 3 boys and 3 girls, and my chief prayer at present is that none are left-handed. It is always more difficult for calligraphy. They drag their hand across their work. Now if we wrote right to left it would not matter, but we write left to right. I taught one boy the first time I did it about 12 years ago now and he was actually very good, so it was a blessing.


Also on my desk are photos of previous student’s works, ( bottom right) I always show them these so they can see where we are aiming. To the extreme bottom right, you can just see the edge of some of the homework sheets. I am going there today at lunch time to do all the photocopying for the course, which is two periods on a Thursday. You can see a calligraphic bookmark to the centre left with my name on it and definition and this is the second project. The illuminated Bible text is the third and the first project is the card verse done inside. I have some sample cards on top right next to pink cancer bear.
For those of you who are puzzled why we are looking at work desks...do join in the fun take a trip over to our very own royal hostess, Julia, and drop by Julia's Stamping Ground!

Happy WOYWW everyone and may God bless you wherever you are..
Shaz in Oz.x  


PS. I was asked by Lisa of Lisa's Craft Garden to show some more pickies of beaches where I go walking, so I have done this in the post below, if you wish to take a look.

26 comments:

Airing cupboard stamping said...

Sharon I am in awe of the work you do. I oove that you keep photos of your students work.

Laura 10 x

jude said...

good luck with the course.I always wanted to do galligrphy but just couldnt get the hang of it.As it looks so decvorative on a card.
Have fun!Have fab wednesday and a creative week
hugs jude 8

Cathy said...

Great creative space Shaz ... I wish I had the patience to do calligraphy.
Happy WOYWW
Cathy xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What happened? You weren't number 1 this week. Of course, I am still in awe of your calligraphy. And I would love to see beach scenes , too. Have a great WOYWW.

Ali H said...

Morning Shaz - gorgeous lettering style - hope your pupils enjoy learning such a lovely skill ! Ali #23

NatashaMay said...

Such beautiful writing. I'm always impressed with calligraphy. :)

Helen said...

Have a great day - good luck with the teaching. Wish you could come and teach me, but it's a bit far....!!

angelfish said...

Let's hope they are all good students. No doubt you will bring out the best in them all :o)

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Good for you for passing on calligraphy skills - hope the kids have fun! I loved the beach shots from the previous post, I particularly remember Noosa from my trip, beautiful! Will have to post pics of 'my' beach in South Wales, where I grew up. It's beautiful too, in a wild, windswept, Welsh way :D xx

Neet said...

Sharon - first of all I owe you an email - been busy but will do it soon.
Love what you are doing, how lucky are those children to have someone show them calligraphy and the samples look really beautiful. Thanks for sharing - Hugs, Neet x #3

Neil said...

I'm sure the class will be a success, God's favour will be with you. Have fun with it. Thanks for sharing your desk this week.

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Good luck with your class! I just know it will go well! I love your work and have become a huge fan!

sasa said...

never thought about that left hand factor....looks like such fun and great that the children aren't just glued to a keyboard (look who's talking!!!) but you know what I mean...

Kathleen said...

Hi Shaz,
Good luck with the new students they could not ask for a better teacher :-)
Just had a look at your previous post what a beautiful place to live, I don't know how you get your crafting done, I'd be out walking that beach all day, well maybe I'd have my paints with me.
Kathleen x

Rebekah said...

Stunning caligraphy work! Happy WOYWW hugs Rebekah #60 xx

Sue said...

Hi Shaz
gorgeous work as always, wow what beautiful beaches you have to walk on, i could lose hours sitting n walking along there, happy WOYWW, sue,x

Bella said...

Teaching kids is hard work in all the preparation that goes into it, but so rewarding at the end. I have lots of lefties in my art classes, but at least they can start on the right hand side of their canvas so they don't drag their hands through the wet paint!

Sam said...

Do you think a 40somethingyearold could join in! Wish you weren't across the other side of the world!! One day!

ScrappnBee said...

Have fun with the calligraphy lessons! That is so cool! As a left hander, I can attest that it is definately harder to have legible, unsmudged penmanship! LOL! So we are either aweful or really neat. Thanks for sharing- Amanda #45

Shoshi said...

Beautiful work, Shaz! Great to see so much love, patience and hard work going into presenting the Lord's Word.

okienurse said...

Awesome looking desk Shaz. I love teaching kids that age they are like sponges soaking it all up. Even if they have a tough exterior they absorb a lot. Good luck with your class. Beautiful work. The calligraphy and the teaching! Vickie

Angie said...

You must enjoy teaching your talent. Your beaches are beautiful btw

nerllybird said...

I always like looking at your calligraphy, it's so beautiful and I'm aware of how much patience it must require. Hope your classes go well.
Helen S

Shazsilverwolf said...

Hi Shaz, I have just found out about your award to me, thank you so much- I will pass it on over this weekend. I am so envious of your gorgeous beaches- how wonderful to be able to walk along those any time you want.Good luck with the teaching, Love Shaz

JoZart said...

I know how awkward it was when I first attempted calligraphy. I compromised by holding my pen at the same angle as a right handed person. I soon managed to feel comfortable like this and still do, 50 years on!
I'm sure you will inspire them all, left or right handed, when they see your work.
Great photos this week too,
Love JoZarty x

lisa said...

Looks like you could be doing an online course from all the other comments, Shaz. I'd be there too!!
What lucky young people to have you to teach them this beautiful craft.
Good Luck with it all and thanks so much for sharing those beaches, even Hubby stopped to have a look and said wistfully how nice it must be to have them on your doorstep!!
Happy WOYWW
Hugs Lisax

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