At the centre of your being you have the answer, you know who you are and you know what you want ~ Lao Tzu

Saturday, June 8

Focus on Life - Week 23


This week's prompt was a really great topic, Typography

I just adore different typefaces - have done since I was given a printing set as a kid! The sheer magic of putting those lil rubber letters in the plastic holder, inking them, and then pressing hard on the paper to see what I'd written!!

The huge range of fonts available is mind-boggling, but only one particular typeface has always spoken directly to my heart and soul... Celtic. I think it's the seemingly random mix of capitals and lowercase, the stylized a's, d's and e's, the curvy h's and m's... they shouldn't 'work' altogether, but they do :)

These photos are of pages from my Celtic Daily Prayer book.

This one has been given a wee boost from Picasa...


In this one, the colours have been inverted...

And on my left wrist, I always wear this bangle, engraved with the words of Julian of Norwich, a favourite mystic: 'All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well'. The words, and the typeface, comfort and reassure...


I'm looking forward to seeing all your wonderful examples of typography over at Sally's Studio Sublime, and I hope to visit as many of you as I can :)

Till next week xxx


18 comments:

Adrienne said...

That is some beautiful writing!

Beti Horvath said...

The font you have chosen is simple and inviting!

Islandgirl said...

I love the font that is used in that celtic writing... IT's quite recognizable!

Diana Taylor said...

I totally agree with you - the celtic font is a beautiful font, and I love the bracelet you wear - wonderful words that match the script perfectly.

Marlene Cupo said...

Such a wonderful quote on that bracelet, and in Celtic writing too, a real treasure.

Becky Pancake said...

Your Celtic font is beautiful Claire.

Mary K. McGraw said...

Yes, I am partial to Celtic font also.

Love your bracelet and its message.

Tamara said...

Dear Claire, You have a beautiful blog. I share a love of Celtic design with you! Your bracelet is beautiful and must give you great comfort. Hugs to you, Tamara

AntiquityTravelers said...

Absolutely one of my favorite typefaces ... I love the Celtic, medieval style ... I'm working on a piece today with green velvet with thoughts of the Renaissance Faire!

glassbead, isinglass design said...

That's a wonderful typeface. Might need to start using it!

Niky Sayers said...

A beautiful font and your bracelet is lovely!

Courtney said...

Love the Celtic font! It always makes me smiile - if that makes sense.

Patty Woodland said...

The bracelet carries a beautiful mantra...

Emakaye said...

I absolutely love the bangle. The words and the writing are beautiful. What a wonderful way to remind yourself daily that 'all is well'.
~Ema
http://www.emakdesigns.com/blog

Paula, Chief Bead Officer said...

Perfect! The Celtic font is made for this theme. It makes me think of poetry and music.

Alice said...

So beautiful and graceful. I would love to learn how to do this.

Your bracelet is gorgeous and so inspiring.

Janet Bocciardi said...

I love your bracelet! This is one of my favorite fonts, too. Elegant and artistic

LoriF said...

Oh Claire, I absolutely love that! I've been looking for a font that expresses "me" for a while but have not quite found it...but this one seems perfect for you.