I love writing quotes in calligraphy, as well as just writing in calligraphy. Mixing fonts and embellishments can be all well and good…. until you have nothing to write! Do you ever draw a blank when you sit down to write something? I know I have – keep reading to see what I did to help when I run into that!
Have you ever sat down and thought: I want to write something and have it look AWESOME!? Me too. Sometimes when I sit down it’s easy to let the creative juices flow…. and other times it’s a little harder. Choosing font and lettering to make typography compositions can be a gruesome manipulation of millimeters, or an easy, free-flowing process with luck on your side. Here’s how I take this DIY and simplify it to make it easy.
Have you ever thought to yourself –
- Gee, I love doodling with sharpies, but I wish I could use them like watercolors…
- Hmm, I wish that I had a way to watercolor on this cardboard book cover that wouldn’t run or get destroyed if I spill on it…
- Huh, I’ve never thought about either of those things, but now that I read this, I’m curious…
Let’s get to it!
Happy Earth Day, everyone! This prompt was pretty fun to illustrate, and in the spirit of Earth Day and Nature, I decided on “You Are My Sunshine” by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell & the camp version, “You Are My Everlasting Baby” (which is listed as author unknown. If you know who wrote it, let me know so I can give credit!)
30 Days of Blogging Day 22
Previously, I did a post on Gratitude Tracking that had 4 different ways to reflect on what makes you thankful. Today’s challenge in my interpretation of a faceless self-portrait allows the additional freedom of adding not only who I am and what I’m grateful for, but also what makes me unique and me.
30 Days of Blogging Day 21