Monday, December 20, 2010

Welcome to a letter a week 2011

Welcome to a letter a week 2011, a project that began in 2010 and is primarily about having fun, experimenting and having a regular, small project to focus on each week.

The aim is simply to:
· Write/create a letter a week
· Creating 52 letters
· Which must form 2 x alphabets (that is not 52 x the letter ‘A’)
· By the end of 2011

The main rule is that the letter must be presented on a piece of material measuring 7cm x 7cm
– this helps keep a sense of uniformity amongst the pieces which helps with exhibition coherence.

The other criterion for 2011 is that ONE alphabet has to meet the criteria of "black and white and a touch of..."
- that means it's primarily a black and white alphabet with the opportunity for a touch of something to lift the piece or make you smile.

Each alphabet must be turned into a final piece which could be used for possible publication or exhibition.
- that is, you must put all the letters together into a final piece of art.

We aim to do a monthly sharing – on the first Wednesday of each month, we will share photos of our letters from the previous month.

If you'd like to join in, we are accepting new players until 31 January 2011.


  1. Hi Fiona,
    I'm looking forward to the ALaW 2011 challenge, and seeing what interesting alphabets emerge...

  2. On to the second year, with great new ideas hopefully.

  3. Hi Fiona, thank you so much for letting me be a part of this group! I look forward to making some hopefully, interesting letters, and seeing what everybody else is doing!

  4. wooohooo ...
    here we go again - but this time the Managing Director has made a few new rules !!!!
    Love the B&W plus a smile theme - I've started already ...
    cheers - Ken

  5. I've followed all of your work throughout 2010 and have decided it's time to join the fun. This year I'm going to participate!

  6. great to be back in the creative mix - roll on alaw2011 thanks fiona x gb

  7. Je remercie Fiona de m'accueillir pour la deuxième année de ce projet. J'ai hâte de voir les nouvelles idées et merveilles qui vont jaillir de vos cerveaux créatifs ;)
    Le traducteur n'est pas au point car en français, il a traduit "noir et blanc avec une touche de " je pensais donc "couleur" alors 'apparemment il s'agit d'une "surprise à tirer, soulever, cacher, pour s'amuser" ?
    Ravie d'embarquer à nouveau avec vous.
    Bonne journée*
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _
    I thank Fiona for having me for the second year of this project. I look forward to new ideas and wonders that will flow from your creative minds;)
    The translator is not so because in French, he translated "black and white with a touch of" I thought so "color " then 'this is apparently a "surprise to pull, lift, hide, fun?
    Delighted to pick with you again.
    Good day

  8. Like Wendy, I have followed all of your work through 2010 while wishing that I had the courage to join. This year will be fun participating as well as following.

  9. Je suis partante pour cette belle idée que je découvre grâce à Callie. I'll trie to play with you if you accept my participation. I'm not an expert in english but i'll try to understand the instructions.
    Here we go !
    have a good day.

  10. Hi Fiona,
    I'm so excited to be doing this again, I thank you for hosting and for all your inspiration!

  11. I'm really looking forward to trying this Fiona! Thanks for letting me join!


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