The homework assignment at the Westcoast Calligraphy Society was "use a tool that you have never used before". This 8mm nib qualified. We were given a sample of the walnut ink at our last meeting, so I used that to write with. The wide nib was used to do the Neuland "alone", and then I used a pointed nib to add the script and the lines.
I'm often inspired by the books I read. One of the books on my stack right now is Collage Techniques by Gerald Brommer. I've been sorting collage papers and thinking about other fodder. These collages are Artist Trading Cards for the upcoming swap.
I found this quote on a blog I follow, Lettering Tutorial. It's a new blog, started by a new lettering artist to document and share her lettering experiences. She has some tutorials and resources for beginners, a book club, and she shares her experiences through a regular podcast. She also features interviews with renowned lettering artists. If you're interested in trying your hand at lettering - check it out!
I've been playing around with Gelatos and Inktense Blocks this week. Sometimes I can't even remember what I've used. There's definitely gelatos here, but what's underneath?? It could be Intense. I've been trying Inktense on the first layer because it is permanent.
On this next one I had to put acrylic paint on the top because Gelatos weren't covering well.
I hate to admit it, but if left to my own devices, I'm a "glass half empty" kind of gal. The outlook that made me a good project manager, managing risk and always imagining the bad things that could derail the project, can be discouraging.
Sometimes I need to be reminded to "focus on the good stuff". And there really is lots of it, isn't there?