Never stop learning... that's what I've been told. So, I decided to take some online classes to learn some new stuff. Besides the hand lettering one (my new obsession) I mentioned previously, I also am taking a 'doodling' one. Even though I've been drawing for most of my life, it's always nice to see someone else's take on things. I've even learned some interesting tips and tricks to further my doodling skills. :D
The instructor had said to 'doodle your morning routine', so this is what I did. It turned out quite cool! It was so fun to do this and I'm surprised that I haven't thought to try this before! Give it a go and don't worry about how things look. Just do it for yourself and have fun! :-)
So, as I mentioned, my latest 'obsession' is hand, brush and chalk lettering. I got home from work today to find amazon.ca had delivered some presents for me. :D I am very excited to continue learning this fun, new art form and these new tools will help me do it.
I am taking an online class and one of the teachers is the author of the Chalk Lettering book. Can't wait to check it out! Always do something creative, everyday! I consider this my therapy to help me through some of life's problems. Enjoy your day! :D
I've recently started looking into improving my handwriting because it's not the best. 😏 In my journey, I discovered a lady named Valerie Mckeehan and her website LilyandVal.com - she is very inspiring. She does chalk lettering and sells her designs as prints or even greeting cards. I LOVE her work.
I've dabbled in hand lettering in the past but this stuff, along with brush lettering is getting me very excited! My previous graphics and lettering experience will give me an edge to teach myself this new stuff a lot easier. This is my first attempt from last night but it's only in pencil, I'll be inking it in next. When that's done, I'll post that too. If you get the chance to play with this kind of lettering, DO IT! It's so much fun! 😄 I think practicing this controlled form of writing will help me in my everyday writing, as well. Have a great week. 😊
I am having sooooo much fun with my new Tim Holtz stamp sets! I just had to have these cool little bird stamps (Bird Crazy by Tim Holtz). Then, I saw the accessories, words and thoughts. My bank account hates me but they are so worth it.
You can use water colour pencils, paints or even markers to colour them in but they are so funny and full of character, you can use them for pretty much every occasion. I have done a birthday card, a book mark and just a cool little image to display in my craft room.
I'm sure I'll find more ways to use these crazy little guys so I'll post when I do. Do yourself a favour and get a hold of these stamps before they're gone! Have fun.
I love to scrapbook, make cards and other handmade paper 'stuff'.