Recently, Jane had the honour to be asked to create an illuminated version of the 23rd Psalm to be presented to Joshua Stafford, the new organist of Riverside Presbyterian Church in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. Â What a delightful commission!Â This is Janeâ€™s favourite Psalm (itâ€™s number 22 in the Psautier EnluminĂ© de LigugĂ©), and it was an added pleasure that the page included the opening stave of the musical setting of this Psalm by H. Walford Davies.Â Â The young organist taking up this post at Riverside Church, Joshua Stafford, is a brilliant musician who has already won awards for his mastery of this complicated instrument, the organ!Â You can learn more about Joshua here:
These photos show you the â€śscrollâ€ť created by Jane, and presented to Joshua on the 25th of April, 2021 (the 4th Sunday of Easter, traditionally dedicated to the â€śGood Shepherdâ€ť) as he began his appointment as Director of Music Ministries and Organist.
My fantasy novel, Return to FaĂ«rie, is now completed — and I am so excited to share it with you!Â Â I hope youâ€™ll be eager to read it and to give me your comments, suggestions and insights.
The trilogy is available to order directly from my website, on the page called â€śCalligrafee shopâ€ť. There you can also find all of my other books, and you can — of course — order the three books of Return to FaĂ«rie separately too, if you prefer (but there is a discount when ordering the three together).
Please go to:Â Â www.calligrafee.com/shop/return-to-faerie/
A separate website has also been created for the book, so you can visit and learn more about the story here: www.return-to-faerie.com
Thank you for supporting this â€śenchantedâ€ť project by ordering a copy of my novel, and also by sharing this information with your own contacts. The ripples will spread out in ever-widening circles, Iâ€™m sure, and thereby my story will reach many readers who will enjoy this tale of wonder and beauty, peace and adventure, joy and hope! (There are plenty of magical creatures to delight you as well: not only fairies but also flying-horses, dragons, mermaids, wondrous harps and wise trees, and — of course — unicorns!).
Thank you, once again, for all your interest in my projects and for your help in spreading the word about this new book!
Greetings to you allÂ !
You can give great pleasure to family and friends with this very special gift. A present which is uplifting, beautiful, meditative and original. The Illuminated Psalter which I produced for the Abbey of LigugĂ© is a work of art that will bring delight for many years to comeâ€¦
Beyond the spiritual message and timeless poetry of the Psalms (in the French translation of the monks of LigugĂ©), you will be offering a book filled with colour and creativity, rich illuminations and over 300 pages of dancing calligraphic script!
Signed and numbered copies of the â€śLimited Editionâ€ť are still available for purchase. You will find them in various bookshops, including the shop at the Abbey of LigugĂ© and also La Procure (both in Poitiers and in Lille), the Abbey aux Dames in Saintes, and in Paris at the Artisanat Monastique and the Maison de la Bible. You may also order directly from Janeâ€™s website, and Jane will be pleased to include a personalised dedication, if you wish.
I look forward to hearing from you soon!
Jane SullivanÂ Â Â Â Â Â
Jane’s book about Unicorns has recently been published.
Drawing Unicorns — A Guide for Young Artists
It is available for purchase in the CalligrafĂ©e shop.
In this book, Jane provides a detailed and delightful method for learning to draw and paint unicorns, as well as many other enchanted creatures.Â There’s a coloring-book of images, too, to practice your painting skills!Â To complement this guide-book, Jane has simultaneously launched a special module on “How to Draw Unicorns” on her on-line art school — click here to learn more:
Happy Unicorn-Art !
Jane’s Illuminated Psalter (Le Psautier EnluminĂ© de LigugĂ©) was the subject of an article in the American calligraphy and book-binding journal Bound & Lettered (from John Neal Bookseller).Â The issue came out early in December, 2019 (volume 17.1) and is still available to order from John Neal.Â Do have a look — it’s a lovely article!
For the Holiday Season, Jane is happy to offer you a free Christmas card video so you can easily make your very own orginal cards! Enjoy! — and a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you!
Please click on the image…
Workshop at the Abbaye de LigugĂ© :
Calligraphy, illuminated letters, fantastic and fairy art.
From Wednesday October the 24th to Sunday October the 28thÂ 2018,Â 10am to 5 pm every day.
Lunch between 1 and 2 pm (bring your picnic or book a lunch at the Abbaye, we can have lunch together!)
Cost : Adults 50â‚¬ per day —Â 3 days or more : 45â‚¬ per day ( 5 days : 225â‚¬)
Children (9-15) 40â‚¬ per day —Â 3 days or more : 35â‚¬ per day ( 5 days : 175â‚¬)
Reservation with an advance payment ofÂ 30â‚¬.
(Refundable if cancellation before October the 15th. Thanks for your understanding !)
Send your payment to Jane Sullivan, Abbaye de LigugĂ©, 86240 LigugĂ©.
Material provided and also sold at the stage —
If you have your own material you can bring it of course.
Looking forward to sharing these moments of peaceful creativity !
The third moduleÂ of the CalligrafĂ©e Art School is now available online! It guides you in the realisation of a beautiful text in calligraphy with illumination and decorations. Please have a look!
Also, please note that the introductory price of 9â‚¬ per module is still valid until september the 30th. After that date, the access to a module for 12 months will be at the normal cost of 16 â‚¬. Take advantage of this offer before september the 30th!