In my last post I mentioned Joann Fink’s Zenspirations. I really enjoyed playing around with her techniques and her take on hand lettering. What you may not know about me, is that a long time ago I used to be a hand lettering artist. Of course at the time I didn’t know that the “hand lettering artist” label even existed, I just did it. I would hand letter invitations, certificates, signs, buildings, banners and even race cars. I just loved writing fancy and manipulating letters. But that was so many years ago…and I’m so rusty..Hand lettering is not like riding a bike, if you don’t use it, you lose it. So, let’s just say I lost it, lol.. but I’ve been practicing and below is some of my efforts:
As you can probably see, my spacing is a little off but hey, I haven’t done this in like 18 years. So I’m not going to beat myself up over it.
After I finished Joann’s hearts and drew the letters I really wanted to do something cool with these. So, I decided to make these for my daughter and of course a set for myself
These are just transfers from my printer and ironed on reg. white t-shirts. I think they look pretty cool. Oooooo, if I had a screen print press I would be dangerous!
I guess I was Zenspired!
Be Well and Happy!
This Zentangle reminds me of the Alien movie for some reason, I think it’s the tubes…It also has a Celtic vibe to it too. Pretty Cool, huh? You know I’m just going to have to draw a bigger one.
I have been doing pretty well with my creative resolutions. I made some curtains for my bathroom. Our windows are kinda small and I was able to buy one panel, cut it in half to make a set of curtains. I think this should count as refashioning too.
Also, I’m beading a necklace. It has one focal bead and many strands of tube beads. I’ll post my results later on. As for the art? I’m pressing on. I have an old building on my drawing board, but it’s a slow go. Drawing landscapes and buildings are still so new to me that I get a little lost, but it’s very challenging so it keeps me interested:)
Well, I guess that’s about it.
Be Well and Happy!
EDM#31 Draw something you collect
Ball point on copy paper
When I was little I absolutely loved getting school supplies. I would hid packs of paper under the bed and roll up every pen and pencil I could find in a rubberband. I would get in so much trouble, because I lifted my brother and sisters’ stuff as well. To this day I still can’t deny my love for a cool pen. So, many moons ago, you can’t imagine my happiness working as a Patient Care Coordinator in a doctor’s office. There were alot of perks that I miss: free treatment with medication for colds and such, the drug reps would bring us free lunch and cookies, then we would work half day Fridays. But what I really enjoyed were the weird and crazy ink pens we would get. Man, I loved those pens. Patients would try to take them all the time, but I never let one slip by me. I still have a lot of them even though they no longer write. I guess I should throw them away…but…I probably won’t