Thursday, December 20, 2012

Welcome to A Letter a Week 2013

Welcome to A Letter a Week 2013, 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 2013 
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 2013 is that ONE alphabet has to meet the criteria of "Peace” – that means the alphabet reflects peace in some way, but is still presented on the square. It could mean peace imagery, colours, words... the more peace the better at the moment. 

The other alphabet is a free choice alphabet, but still needs to meet the basic requirements.

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. 

 If you are interested in joining us, please contact me (Fiona Dempster) and I will get you set up.


  1. I'm looking forward to creating more alphabets again - it was so much fun last year!

  2. I am also in for 2013. Thank you Fiona!

  3. I was so impressed with the results of previous years challenges, I am so glad that I can take part this year.

  4. I've enjoyed seeing what others have accomplished in the past. Looking forward to being part of the fun! The ideas are already flowing... --Julie

  5. I just accepted the invitation to contribute to this blog so Hello Everyone! Hello Fiona and thanks for taking me in :) I love Peace as a concept behind one of the alphabets, a very sensitive choice. Jotting down ideas already...

  6. Fiona, I'm so glad you - and others - are up for doing another year of ALaW. It's been a lot of fun this year (I have finally finished my second one but need to organize the photos before posting). I am looking forward to exploring 'PEACE' with all of you in the New Year...
    Happy holidays!
    - Lisa

  7. Fiona, thank you for taking us on this journey and i have put my hand up to continue for another year. Valerie

  8. I am in. Glad I found 2012 and followed until I saw instructions for 2013! I assume deta ils are coming about when to post, etc...

  9. Bonjour Fiona,
    S'il vous plait, puis-je revenir avec vous sur le projet cette année si vous m'y autorisez ? Le thème de la paix m'attire beaucoup. Et même si j'ai eu du mal parfois à suivre, j'aime l'idée de moments réguliers de calligraphie... Merci.
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    Hello Fiona,
    Please, can I go with you on the project this year if you allow me? The theme of peace attracts me a lot. And even though I sometimes struggled to follow, I like the idea of ​​regular times of calligraphy ... Thank you.


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