Sunday, November 3, 2013

Another Journal!

I know, how can I possibly need another journal?  When inspiration hits, though, it is hard to ignore. 

I was reading the Bow Valley Calligraphy Guild Magazine and was inspired to do calligraphy on black.  I remembered that I had a new journal with black pages.  I got it a few years ago and it has been waiting for just the right moment.  (Journals have personalities, right??)

The first page is done with a gel pen.  It was kind of a "warm up" page:

 Then I got out the gouache and a Speedball "B" nib.  "B" nibs have round ends which are perfect for doing the "text" hand:

Once I was warmed up with the pen, I wanted to do some black on white.  I modified some lower case italics to do them all on one line, as if they were capital letters.  I did a whole 8 1/2" x 11" sheet and then trimmed out a smaller rectangle:

So far, Make Art Every Day is going well!


marvia said...

This makes me want to go buy more pens and paper. Yikes. Love the handwriting and the sayings. Very uplifting. Keep at it ;)

Susan said...

Thanks, Marvia. How wonderful that I could inspire you! You've made my day, you have!