Calligraphy on Mat: If a man does not keep pace with his companions

Hand lettering on mats can sometimes be a bit challenging, but it's always extremely rewarding, especially when the finished piece is to be presented as a special gift. My client is a photographer from my local art league, and his client requested calligraphy on the mat before it was framed. The familiar text by Thoreau reads, "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away." I hand lettered this in black gouache on museum board, to complement the image. (Click on the images for larger views.) Photography by Bob Keating.


ramona said...

I love it a lot. I like the way the writing completes the photography. such a nice concept. and your writing is perfect.

Meredith said...

Cindy -

I love your website and your work! You should think about uploading some of your art to - I'm a photographer and I've been using the site to sell my work. It's worked really well for me and it might for you too!

If you want to see my gallery - here's my site: http://meredith-roma.imagekind/roma

Good luck!

Cindy Yount said...

Thanks much for your comment and your suggestion. I was not able to get to your site using the link, but after searching your name from imagekind, I found your lovely photographs of horses. They're beautiful and I have bookmarked it so that I can check again from time to time. I have a few quick questions; please send me an email if possible. In the meantime, thanks again for telling me about imagekind. I'll check into it!

Toni said...

Looks beautiful Cindy. Compliments the photograph.

kay said...

What a nice combination. I hope you and the photographer continue to combine your talents. It is a beautiful piece I am sure the recipient charishes.

Anonymous said...

That's my girl! I got chills reading it and seeing it in print with your lovely writing!!! It definately adds to the masterpiece...but I still cherish my "orignal" - the onion bit...keep up the fabulous work!