"I prefer the pen. There is something elemental about the glide and flow of nib and ink on paper." James Robertson
We love that unique and artistic lettering is popping up everywhere: from restaurant chalkboards to clever greeting cards. Lettering with a pointed brush is one of our favorite techniques. Try these tips for ideas for your next piece!
Chicago's weather has taken a drastic turn for the chilly. (It was a system-shocking 15 degrees when I took the dog out the other morning.) And such wintry weather really divides the masses into two schools of thought — first, the bury-your-head-in-a-scarf-and-hibernate-for-the-next-four-months city dwellers; and then the much smaller batch of make-the-best-of-it-while-attempting-to-venture-outside-occasionally believers.
Seascapes and beaches are easily some of the most photographed and painted subjects in art. It's not surprising, though. The seaside offers so many gorgeous vistas, from the lively birds and wildlife to the varied textures of sand, surf, rocks, seashells, and even dried coral.
Journaling is a wonderful creative outlet. And what better way to inspire your creativity than with the Creative Doodling & Beyond Inspirational Journal? This guided journal offers prompts that get your artsy brain waves flowing.
Stores everywhere have brought out Bing Crosby and Mariah Carey Christmas classics; tourists have descended on Chicago's twinkly light-adorned shopping districts; and all of the pumpkin products at Trader Joe's have been replaced by peppermint and eggnog.
"I truly believe that everyone has the ability to create beautiful things." ~Jamielyn Nye
It's time to say "goodbye" to 2013 and "aloha" to a brand new year with a fresh, blank canvas ahead. I like to think of the turn of year as a great time to revisit goals and set a vision for the things I want to accomplish in the 12 months to come. Art grew to be a big part of my life in 2013, and I'm excited to see how my style and technique evolve in 2014. Tomorrow I'll tell you about how I'm approaching my art resolutions, but today I wanted to throw a little handlettering inspiration your way.
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