Sunday, April 24, 2011

Sweet Ts

This adorable shirt for B from Honey Bee Tees arrived on Saturday. I LOVE it (as does he)! Am posting a couple more sweet ones below. And if you get a chance, check out their blog...I am inspired!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Take Two

I'm back. The art store I frequent because of it's proximity to my son's preschool was offering a calligraphy class by a GREAT teacher and I couldn't pass it up. I figured if I could tough out another six weeks of learning then at last I could include my own lettering in my work and even change my design style a bit.

The last class I took (which was a packed class of 2o or so people) felt like torture at times. I think it's because I didn't have kids and didn't appreciate the peace that comes with repeating 3 letters for 3 hours. It's totally different now. I love the quiet, the sound of the pen scratching the paper, and the fluid motion of the copperplate font. I find myself looking forward to it every week, and even finding time to practice when I can (though it's not often).

I sometimes wonder if there is anything quite as beautiful as the simplicity of the line? You can draw emotion with one little stroke. Something to think about.

Hopefully I'll get some more (and more refined) samples up here soon.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Falling Short

Scrolling down briefly through my blog made me realize that I truly am a terrible blogger. How some people are able to update their blogs even every week amazes me. So here is a little taste of one of the many things that has been occupying the places that blog ideas usually reside. I'll upload the whole invitation package when it is complete late summer. This is for The Arthritis Foundation's annual gala. They have been a great organization to work with on this!