White lettering on black envelopes. This Victorian script (“Copperplate”) is popular for weddings.
Franz Kafka quote: Pointed brush for the letters and artwork.
“LINES” features variations on different styles of lettering, mostly Italic. Words by Keith Worthington, from Puffs of Breath, calligraphy by Renate.
SOLSTICE by Keith Worthington, written with pointed brush and large brushwork for the gestural peony.
“Rose” was written with a pointed nib and gouache. This was Renate’s submission for the Alberta Flood Rose Project.
“HOTEL IN DRESDEN” is a poem by Keith, published in Poet on a Cargo Plane. The letters (“Blackletter”) float across Renate’s sketch of the Frauenkirche, a church that has been rebuilt since the reunification of Germany.
I wrote this Thomas Moore quotation in a style called “Uncial” with nibs and various shades of gouache on a purchased piece of prepared manuscript vellum.
WINTER’S TIME by Keith Worthington, artwork by Renate Worthington, from PUFFS OF BREATH, copyright 2007
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This is just a shout of praise to the pieces I saw on display at Fish Creek Library today. I find your work an exceptional and beautiful way of displaying such heartfelt poetry. I have many times had to take a sudden drive to the outskirts of the city to regain a sense of self, maybe even regain a little sanity through the solace of sitting in the car… Overlooking the cityscape from a distance and have felt like Keith’s words reflected a feeling I could often relate to. Never would have seen those words if it weren’t for the method chosen to deliver them to my eyes. Thank you. Brightened my day.😊