One of the things I particularly enjoyed this Christmas was the overseas mail. The cards we received from Britain and Wales are different than you get here in North America, and it is so special to touch base with family and friends from afar!
The Westcoast Calligraphy Society is having an Instagram Challenge. Each day there is a different Christmas carol to letter. Because it is such a busy time of year, gift tags were suggested - quick and easy! I forgot how much I love making tags!
Stamp by Magenta with Brush Lettering
Stamp by Coronado Island with Akim Cursive
I made a little video so you could see the tree tops glistening:
On Saturday our local merchants association lit the big Christmas tree on the church lawn. I led the carol singing, and came home full of the Christmas spirit. I was painting Christmas trees everywhere!
Last week at the Westcoast Calligraphy Society meeting we learned how to paint watercolor art deco roses, inspired by Mackintosh and Hunter. They are fun and meditative to paint. These were done with a very small brush - 2/0.
It is hard to believe that we are almost at the end of October! I haven't done too much in my journal, but in the last month I've got a new chair to draw...
Peel-Off Sticker and Watercolour, Paper by Memory Box
4 5/8" x 6 7/8"
I've used all of these peel-offs, so I'll be moving on to something else. A hand-carved stamp, perhaps? I also want to try stenciling through the negative peel-off leftovers, so who knows where the play will lead!