Monday, October 10, 2011

Just Stay in the Center

"Just Stay in the Center of the Circle" quotations from the TaoTe Ching.
Sumi, acrylic, gouache and pastels on paper.  S. Sanders

Mike Gold, from American Greetings, was in Phoenix this last weekend to give us his "A Tao Portfolio" workshop.  We experimented widely with color, composition and lettering design.  He stretched us to create contemporary letterforms, treating them as elements of line, shape and form, leaving legibility up to the more enterprising of readers.  He is a generous and creative teacher.  In the presence of such a kind and knowledgeable guide, we learned  much about design, as well as the gentle teachings of the Tao.  I recommend any class he teaches.  Thanks, Mike!