Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Filling up the Card Box

The birthday card box was empty again so I made a few cards with a (handcarved) shadow stamp and an old flower stamp from Hero Arts.  The greeting is brush lettering.

Happy New Year, everyone!

Monday, December 30, 2019

Christmas Mail

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!

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Lettering Lyrics Part 5

Pointed Pen, Sumi Ink, Watercolor

And we do! We do!  Merry Christmas, everyone!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Sunday, December 22, 2019

Friday, December 20, 2019

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Westcoast Calligraphy Society Lettering Lyrics Challenge

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:

Monday, December 16, 2019

Sketching France

I've been practicing my one point perspective, after reading this book by Stephanie Bower.  This is a sketch from a photo taken when we visited Rouen in 2005.

Friday, December 13, 2019

I Might Have Anticipated This...

I'm so taken with these little art deco flowers that I made some hand carved stamps.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Christmas Bookmarks

I made bookmarks for the Christmas card exchange at the Westcoast Calligraphy Society.  I made fifty, and only have a few left over.

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Watercolor Workout - Lesson 1

6" x 9"
Wax Crayons, Watercolor

One of the classes in Art Bundles For Good is Angela Fehr's Watercolor Workout.  The class is all about "play",  which I love.  This is from the first lesson.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Documenting Life, Art Bundle for Good

Visual journals are a great way to document life.  This is a drawing of a little cake that hubby bought me to help celebrate my recent birthday.  

He also gave me an Art Bundle for Good.  This will keep me busy for a whole year - over 100 on line art classes to enjoy, and 25% of the purchase price went to a good cause.  A double win!

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Colour Palettes

Changing colour palettes is a good way to extend the life of a series.  I've also used different formats and different media for these art deco flowers.  Most importantly, they are so much fun to do!